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BJP dumps anti-graft plank in Tamil Nadu now

The BJP’s anti-corruption stand seems to be nothing more than a political gimmick — at least in Tamil Nadu — with its alliance with the Paattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) whose leader Anbumani Ramadoss was arrested two years back in corruption charges when he was union minister of health and family welfare.

PMK leaders had also shared a good relation with A Raja of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), who was arrested and jailed in connection with the 1766.45 billion US dollar 2G spectrum financial scandal. Apart from Ramadoss, it was also learnt that nearly 50 candidates, who are going to contest, have criminal cases against them and nearly 14 of them are facing serious criminal cases.

Nearly 30 candidates are crorepatis with  average asset being Rs 3,18,76,154. On Thursday, BJP president Rajnath Singh announced the formation of a seven-party rainbow alliance for Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu. The move is the first-ever electoral venture in the Tamil Nadu by the BJP, which is dominated by the DMK and the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).
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