BJYM criticises Dhinakaran for calling IT raids politically motivated

ANI | Updated: Nov 09, 2017 19:23 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Nov 9 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) on Thursday castigated sidelined All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader TTV Dhinakaran, who dubbed the recently conducted IT raids targeting Sasikala faction as politically motivated.

Taking to Twitter BJYM president Vinoj P Selvam said, "The easiest escape route politicians caught on the back foot take is to dub any law enforcement activity as an act of vendetta."

The statement comes after Dhinakaran termed the Income Tax department raids on the premises of Jaya TV and Dr Namadhu MGR, a Tamil newspaper, as a political vendetta.

Dhinakaran had said, "People are watching everything. They understand what is going on. If the Centre thinks they can destroy us by conducting such raids, they are day-dreaming. It is a political vendetta. People who have looted the state are sitting in power."

The raids by I-T Department were conducted after reports of alleged tax evasion by the channel and newspaper surfaced.

Jaya TV, which is considered as the mouthpiece of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), was founded by late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. However, the channel is now controlled by former party general secretary VK Sasikala's family members. (ANI)