Chennai, July 5 (BPNS)
Tamil Nadu law minister S.Raghupathi on Wednesday has written a letter to state Governor R.N. Ravi for sanction to prosecute former ministers of AIADMK against whom corruption charges were raised.
He also sought the governor’s assent to 13 pending bills passed by the state assembly.
The minister has in a semi official letter to the Governor which was released to the media said that the CBI had booked two former ministers of the AIADMK, Dr. C. Vijayabhaskar and B.V. Ramana based on the directive from the Madras High Court in a case related to complaints against the duo taking bribes from Gutkha manufacturers.
S. Raghupathi in the letter pointed out that the state cabinet had on September 12,2022 written a letter to the Governor to sanction prosecution against Dr. Vijayabhaskar and B.V. Ramana as was requested by the CBI. The minister in the letter pointed out that even then there was no response and due to the delay from the Governor’s office , no action could be initiated.
He also pointed out that the state government had written another letter to the governor on May 15, 2023 after it had approved the request of the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption(DVAC) to prosecute former ministers of previous AIADMK government K.C. Veeramani and M.R. Vijayabhaskar to which also there was no response
The minister in the letter also pointed out to the Governor that he had not given sanction to prosecute any of the corrupt former AIADMK ministers.
In the letter, the Tamil Nadu law minister also pointed out that the Governor has not given assent to 13 bills passed by the state cabinet of which two bills are three years old.