CM must resign for a fair inquiry on 2G spectrum or centre to dismiss DMK, says Vijayakanth.
DMDK leader and actor Vijayakanth on Sunday[27-2-2011] demanded that chief minister M Karunanidhi must resign to facilitate a fair investigation by the CBI into the 2G spectrum scam. In the event of Karunanidhi not resigning his post, Vijayakanth wanted the Centre to dismiss the state government. He noted that hesitation on the part of the Congress to act against the DMK would lead to people suspecting its involvement in the scam as well.
In a statement, Vijayakanth said the trail of spectrum money had led the investigators to the doorsteps of Kalaignar TV, owned by the chief minister’s family members.
Apart from the Rs 200-odd crore received by Kalaignar TV from DB Realty promoter Shahid Balwa, the channel had received money from a Singapore-based firm, which was another beneficiary in the spectrum allocation, Vijayakanth alleged.
The CBI investigation into the scam could get scuttled if Karunanidhi continued as chief minister, he said. The logic behind A Raja’s resignation as minister should be applicable to Karunanidhi as well, he noted.
A day after chief minister M Karunanidhi hinted that he would continue to take on administrative responsibilities if his DMK-led alliance returns to power after the assembly elections, his older son and Union minister MK Alagiri declared at a public function here on Sunday that his father would become the chief minister for the 6th time. “Kalaingar (Karunanidhi) will be elected chief minister not only for the sixth time, but even a seventh time,” Alagiri said.
He was speaking at the function organized to lay the foundation stone for the buildings of the Anna University of Technology.
On Sunday, participating in a function in Chennai, Karunanidhi had said, “In another six years, all huts across Tamil Nadu will be converted to concrete houses. If you are wondering if I will be around for another 6 years, let me tell you I will be there and the DMK regime will also be there,” Karunanidhi said.
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