Dinakaran bribing EC reeks of AIADMK'S sheer desperation: DMK

| Updated: Apr 18, 2017 00:14 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr. 17 (ANI): With AIADMK Deputy General Secretary TTV Dinakaran in the dock for allegedly bribing the Election Commission, the DMK on Monday asserted that the entire development reeks of desperation on behalf of the Sasikala Natarajan faction. "It is very shameful that they (AIADMK) have gone to the extent of bribing the Election Commission. If they have the majority then they should prove the majority. But if they are bribing the Election Commission then it proves that they don't have the majority," DMK senior leader TKS Elangovan told ANI here. The DMK leader further said this is a corrupt government, which is least concerned for the people and has put all its focus on grabbing money and power. "The AIADMK is a corrupt party. The AIADMK is a headless body now," he added. Echoing similar sentiments, Tamil Nadu BJP Chief Tamilisai Soundarajan told ANI that the entire development was a new version of corruption. Dinakaran was earlier in the day named an accused in the FIR filed by the Delhi Police Crime Branch for allegedly offering bribe for his party's 'two leaves' symbol, which was declared suspended a few weeks ago. The police action came in the wake of arrest of an alleged middleman named Sukesh Chandrasekhar from Hyatt hotel last night. The Delhi Police's case against Dinakaran comes even as a major crisis looms in the state government with a section of ministers revolting against him and seeking his resignation as party deputy general secretary. Dinakaran has, however, cried foul while stating that he does not know accused middleman. "I will legally face if any summon comes to me from the Delhi Police. I don't know anybody by this name Sukesh Chandrasekhar (alleged middleman). I haven't bribed anyone for anything," Dinakaran said. Dinakaran's faction contested on the 'hat' symbol after the Election Commission froze their 'two leaves' symbol acknowledging the split in the party. (ANI)

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