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Jayalalithaa takes a dig at Karuna for fielding tainted Raja, Maran

Jayalalithaa takes a dig at Karuna for fielding tainted Raja, Maran
Addressing an election rally here, Jayalalithaa said while Raja was facing corruption charges in the 2G case, Maran was an accused in Aircel-Maxis, besides illegally procuring 300 telephone connections at his residence.

Taking a dig at the defence offered by DMK chief M Karunanidhi that cases against the leaders were ‘weak’, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister asked, ‘What does it mean if there is no witness? Karunanidhi thinks that he can justify scam-tainted candidates contest and cheat the people.’

Jayalalithaa, who has been criss-crossing the state to ensure her party’s victory in 39 seats in Tamil Nadu, appealed to the electorate to teach a lesson to the DMK for giving tickets to tainted leaders.
She also appealed the voters to ensure AIADMK’s victory for an inclusive government at the Centre and criticised policies of the Congress-led UPA government.

Alagiri meets prime minister

New Delhi:
Denied a ticket, suspended DMK MP and former Union Minister M K Alagiri on Thursday caused an embarrassment to his party when he called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who regretted that the party left the UPA.

Sources close to Alagiri described the meeting as a ‘courtesy’ call and said he thanked the Prime Minister for giving him an opportunity to serve in the Union Council for four years between 2009 and 2013.

Alagiri, who is the elder son of party patriarch M Karunanidhi, told reporters that the Prime Minister expressed regret over DMK walking out of UPA a year before.

The meeting comes amidst reports that Alagiri, dejected over his expulsion from the DMK, was considering floating a new political party.

He is also believed to be dismayed over his supporters not finding a place in the Lok Sabha candidate list of DMK, which was declared this week. DMK has not only denied ticket to Alagiri, but also two of his loyalists for the April 24 Lok Sabha election.

The former union minister is believed to have discussed the prevailing political situation in Tamil Nadu, where Congress has not found an alliance partner for the Lok Sabha polls.
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