IT notice to TV channel made Karuna move closer to Cong: Jaya
Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa on Thursday claimed DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s recent overtures towards Congress was in the backdrop of an Income Tax notice sent to a TV channel, owned his family, seeking Rs 113 crore within a month.
‘Congress knows where to hit to make Karunanidhi writhe in pain’, she said at an election rally at nearby Karamadai, referring to his reported remarks that DMK would not hesitate to shake hands with any ‘hand’ to uphold secular rule in the country.
Targetting DMK candidate and former telecom minister A Raja, an accused in 2G spectum scam, contesting from Nilgiris, she charged A Raja of not doing anything to his constituency but being instrumental in the country losing around Rs.2 trillion in the allocation of telecom spectrum.
‘Raja did not bring any projects to Nilgiris. But as a minister in the Congress-led government, Raja was instrumental in the nation losing around Rs.2 lakh crore (two trillion) in the allocation of 2G spectrum allocation,’ she said, addressing an election rally in this Tamil Nadu constituency, around 555 km from Chennai.
She wondered why the DMK did not exit the UPA government at the centre in 2010 itself if it had believed that Raja was not involved in the scam.
If Karunanidhi thought Raja was innocent in the case, why had he not filed a defamation case against those who came out with the Niraa Radia tape conversations with some of his family members, she asked.
Jayalalithaa appealed to voters to support AIADMK and elect all 40 candidates from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry to ensure that the party plays a greater role in the formation of the next government at the Centre.