K Annamalai took to Twitter and posted a picture of him and other senior leaders of the state unit of the party submitting the memorandum to the Governor with a huge trunk box placed over a table in front of them which had a sticker DMK files II stuck over it.
Tamil Nadu BJP State President K Annamalai Wednesday called on Governor R N Ravi at Raj Bhavan in Chennai and submitted a memorandum seeking his action over DMK files: Part II, which claims benami links to ruling DMK ministers, legislators and MPs and three scams to the tune of Rs 5,600 crore.
Annamalai took to Twitter and posted a picture of him and other senior leaders of the state unit of the party submitting the memorandum to the Governor with a huge trunk box placed over a table in front of them which had a sticker DMK files II stuck over it.
“We presented a memorandum seeking his excellency’s intervention & suitable action concerning Part 2 of DMK files with documents on Benami connected to the DMK Ministers/MLAs/MPs & the first family & 3 scams for a value of Rs 5600 crores,” Annamalai wrote on Twitter.
Annamalai further released a video which runs over 16-minutes in which the BJP leader claims several scams committed during the erstwhile DMK regime and also the irregularities taking place in the current government led by Chief Minister M K Stalin.
Listing out some of the scams, Annamalai wrote that their party will elaborate more on these scams during his padayatra (foot march) which is set to be flagged off by Union Home Minister Amit Shah at Rameshwaram on Friday.
Annamalai is set to take out a padayatra titled ‘En Mann En Makkal’ (My Land My People) from July 28 with interim breaks across rural and municipal areas of the state with an eye on the Lok Sabha polls next year. The padayatra is set to conclude in Chennai on January 11.
According to party functionaries, the foot march will highlight the achievements of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government in nine years and expose the failures of the DMK government under Stalin. As per reports, Annamalai has extended an invitation for the inauguration of the padayatra ally AIADMK as well.
It is to be noted earlier in April this year, Annamalai had released the DMK files Part I where he made graft allegations against Stalin, his son and sports minister Udhayanidhi Stalin, other members of the first family and various leaders of the party, including cabinet ministers and MPs. Annamalai claimed that DMK leaders accumulated assets worth Rs 1.34 lakh crore.
The ruling DMK denied all the allegations and various legal notices demanding apology and damages up to the tune of Rs 500 crore were sought by the DMK leaders. DMK MP and party’s treasurer T R Baalu has also filed a defamation petition against Annamalai.
On July 14, Annamalai appeared before the Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Saidapet in connection to the defamation complaint and while addressing the media, he noted that the DMK files Part II will be released before his padayatra.
Annamalai said he informed the magistrate that they are willing to face a trial in the case and added that Baalu’s case for Tamil Nadu will be an “acid test case against corruption”.