Chennai, August 19 BPNS)
Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and senior leader of AIADMK, Edappadi K Palaniswami has said that the DMK government is interested only in politics of vendetta and vindictiveness. He was speaking to media persons after meeting the Tamil Nadu Governor ,Bhanwarilal Purohit.
The senior leader said that the DMK government was trying to protect the accused in the Kodanad murder and burglary case and is trying to put the blame on AIADMK and malign the party. He said that the Kodanad case was already in court and asked as to how Chief Minster can state that probing the case was an election promise of the DMK.
He said that all the witnesses in the Kodanad case have been examined and that only the final hearing is pending before the court. Palaniswami said that the ruling DMK is showing undue interest in maligning the AIADMK and to protect the accused.
The former Chief Minister was accompanied by AIADMK leaders and former ministers, D Jayakumar, SP Velumani and P Thangamani. The visit is important as the AIADMK has been conducting a series of programmes against the DMK victimizing the party leaders and former ministers by unnecessarily charging cases and conducting police searches and raids.
The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti- Corruption Unit of the state police had conducted raids and searches at the premises of former ministers and AIADMK leaders S.P. Velumani and M.R. Vijayabhaskar and this has led to the AIADMK coming out full throttle against the government.
The meeting of the AIADMK delegation with the Tamil Nadu Governor, Banwarilal Purohit gains significance in the backdrop of the raids conducted at the premises of the former ministers, S.P. Velumani and M.R. Vijayabhaskar. The party is of the feel that the DMK government is deliberately trying to frame AIADMK leaders in the Kodanad estate murder and burglary case.
The former Chief Minister also alleged that the DMK government was trying to cover up the Covid -19 figures. Edappadi K Palaniswami while speaking to media persons said, “ The state is reporting more than 1800 fresh Covid -19 cases a day and instead of focusing on containing Covid -19, the government is behind the Kodanad murder case.”
The senior AIADMK leader also said that the state government has canceled almost all welfare projects that were initiated by the previous AIADMK government for the sake of the people.