DMK pulls up Sasikala faction over IT raids, says it's shame for TN

| Updated: Apr 09, 2017 23:20 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Apr. 9 (ANI): With the Income Tax (IT) Department stating that the AIADMK faction led by V.K. Sasikala distributed around Rs. 100 crores to the voters ahead of the R.K. Nagar by-poll, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Sunday asserted that it is a matter for shame for Tamil Nadu. DMK MP R.S. Bharathi told ANI it is very shameful for one of the topmost states like Tamil Nadu, which has produced great leaders. Bharathi alleged that the Sasikala faction has distributed more than twice of the said amount in order to woo the voters ahead of the R.K. Nagar by-poll, adding only some amount has come to light. "I believe all these things should not only be proved by the Income Tax department, but the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) should also probe the matter," he added. Earlier on Friday morning, the Income tax officials raided several premises belonging to Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar and his relatives in Chennai and other districts in the wake of complaints that he was involved in cash distribution to voters in the R.K. Nagar constituency ahead of the April 12 by-poll. The IT department also conducted searches on the premises of actor and All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi leader R. Sarathkumar, former AIADMK legislator Chitlapakkam Rajendran and vice-chancellor of Dr MGR Medical University S. Geethalakshmi. (ANI)