Cases filed against Stalin for speech against Velumani

Coimbatore district police on Thursday have filed cases against DMK president MK Stalin for making defamatory comments against the state local administration minister and senior AIADMK leader SP Velumani.

Thondamuthur police filed cases against him under three sections for his remarks against Velumani. Sources said the cases were filed against Stalin based on the speech during his campaign yesterday at Thondamuthur.

Stalin was booked after an AIADMK advocate T Ramachandran lodged a complaint accusing Stalin of levelling unwanted contentions against the local administration minister.

Seeking votes for the party’s Pollachi candidate Shanmuga Sundaram, Stalin said, “Though Velumani is the Local Administration Minister he is not even able to conduct the civic polls. His only aim is corruption and is number one in it. He surpasses Palaniswami in this aspect. Velumani is the reason that the State is ranked number one in corruption. Cases will be filed against Velumani as soon as DMK comes to power.”

“Before announcing elections, government officials who had served in a position for more than three years would be transferred. However, the Tamil Nadu DGP has not been moved as per the norm. His tenure was extended by two years and now police vehicles are being misused for moving money,” he alleged.

Stalin also said Velumani was “more corrupt” than Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, Ramachandran said, adding that such comments hurt had hurt the reputation of both men.