Chennai, July 12 (BPNS)
AIADMK general secretary and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K. Palaniswami (EPS) has slammed Chief Minister MK Stalin in addressing former AIADMK ministers as offenders.
In a statement on Wednesday, the AIADMK leader said that in a recent letter to the President of India, the Chief Minister has mentioned former AIADMK ministers as ‘offenders’. In his letter to President Draupadi Murmu, Stalin has referred to the former AIADMK ministers, “MR Vijayabaskar, KC Veeramani, C. Vijayabaskar, and B.V. Ramana”, as offenders.
Edappadi K. Palaniswami in a statement on Wednesday said that the cases foisted by the DMK government against the former AIADMK ministers has not been investigated yet.
The former Chief Minister asked Stalin to appoint honest and non- political lawyers as public prosecutors in pending cases against sitting DMK ministers as well as former AIADMK ministers. He also warned that once the AIADMK returns back to power, the cases will be reopened.
EPS also alleged that the previous Jayalalithaa led AIADMK government had registered cases against 50 percent of previous DMK ministers and the DMK men were not cooperating with the investigation and had gone into hiding for ten years seeking adjournments after adjournments.
He said that several former DMK ministers were now getting relief after party lawyers were posted as public prosecutors and said that the people of Tamil Nadu would give a fitting lesson to the DMK in the ensuing general elections.
The AIADMK general secretary also charged that Tamil Nadu law minister, S. Regupathy who was holding the portfolio of prevention of corruption should first clear corruption charges against him by engaging non-political lawyers.
He also charged on the Chief Minister against his silence over allegation by a sitting minister in a widely leaked audio that the state’s first family had amassed wealth of more than 30,000 crores. The opposition leader also asked on the reason of arrested minister Senthil Balaji continuing in the council of ministers as a minister without portfolio.