Sting operation: Moon TV head gets death threat, police security provided

Moon TV’s Shanawaz Hussain, the one behind the sting operation that claimed huge money was paid to MLAs ahead of trust vote, has received death threats.

Following this, police security has been provided to him. It is to be noted that the sting operation aired by Times Now and Moon TV echoed in the Assembly on Wednesday, resulting in the en masse eviction of DMK MLAs.

Madurai South MLA SS Saravanan, who had defected to the rebel faction, admits on spy camera that Sasikala camp talked about giving MLAs anything between Rs 2 crores to 6 crores. But, he also made a revelation that not just Sasikala, former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam’s team was also willing to pay money for MLAs to switch sides.

The opposition DMK members in Tamil Nadu Assembly were on Wednesday evicted en masse amid noisy scenes when they insisted on raising the issue of alleged horse-trading of AIADMK MLAs despite being denied permission.

Saravanan had also named three MLAs in the sting, where he had said: “Only 3 MLA’s have received highest amount – Thani Arasu, Karunas and Tamimun Ansari. They got Rs 10 crores. For others, they have not even received 1 crores.”

All the three have denied his allegations. On February 18, Palaniswami had won the trust vote 122-11 in the 234-member Assembly aided by the eviction of main opposition DMK and walkout by its allies, amid stormy scenes during which mikes were uprooted, chairs toppled and sheets of papers torn.