MK Stalin-led Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s (DMK) senior leaders submitted a 97-page doc to governor Banwarilal Purohit on Tuesday with a listing of corruption expenses in opposition to chief minister Edapaddi Palaniswami, his deputy O Paneerselvam and 6 different ministers of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) authorities.
Stalin levelled allegations of corruption, abuse of public workplace, obstruction of justice and different prison offences in opposition to Palaniswami, Panneerselvam and accused senior ministers of amassing wealth disproportionate to their earnings. There had been additionally expenses in opposition to native administration minister SP Velumani, well being minister C Vijayabhaskar, electrical energy minister P Thangamani, fisheries minister D Jayakumar, income minister RB Udhayakumar and meals minister R Kamaraj.
“We have provided this evidence to the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC). We have filed several cases but no action has been taken,” Stalin advised reporters after assembly Purohit. “The governor has the power of the Anti-Corruption Act of 2018. It is on that basis that we have lodged the complaint.” Stalin has requested the governor to direct the DVAC to inquire and register circumstances beneath Section 17A of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 2018.
The DMK’s doc, titled ‘Large Scale Corruption’ by chief minister and the council of ministers of AIADMK authorities (2016-2020), states that Palaniswami indulged in corruption in awarding freeway street tenders to his kin.
Reacting to Stalin’s petition, chief minister Palaniswami advised reporters in Thoothukudi that there was no room for corruption as tenders had been issued on-line. He was flanked by income minister RB Udhayakumar and meals minister R Kamaraj who responded to the particular allegations. “It is DMK which is indulging in corruption and their cases are pending in court,” Palaniswami stated, exhibiting paperwork. “All this will come out soon. DMK is spreading false news and seeking attention.”