A Raja thanks CM for filing case against him

DMK deputy general secretary and MP A Raja on Sunday ‘thanked’ Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and the police for booking a criminal case against him for pointing out the Supreme Court verdict against former AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case.

“I thank the CM and Tamil Nadu police as the case, if charge sheet were filed, would give me an opportunity in the trial court to prove that the Supreme Court condemnations against Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case were true,” said the former Union Minister.

“Nothing would be more politically ignorant if the CM thinks that he can intimidate me or stop my legal arguments through such cases,” he said.

Asserting that the corruptions of Jayalalithaa and Palaniswami-led government would be exposed through the case foisted on him, Raja said the time is not far when the CM and his ministers would be brought to books and punished for their corruption after the formation of the DMK government.

A decade after corruption charges on the allocation of 2G spectrum brought down the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) government in Tamil Nadu, the issue has resurfaced ahead of the 2021 elections in Tamil Nadu with two rival Dravidian parties exchanging war of words over the alleged scam that took place during United Progressive Alliance government.

A BJP leader has added a spin saying the decision on the pending CBI appeal against acquittal of A Raja, main accused in the case and former union telecom minister, would be out soon.