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Tamilnadu News

DMK demands removal of Chief Minister, holds protest at Raj Bhavan

Covai Post Network

Chennai : The DMK on Thursday held a demonstration at Guindy, in front of the residence of state governor, demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Edapaddi Palaniswami so that a fair probe could be held into the Kodanad estate robbery and murders. Traffic was badly affected on the main road that leads to the venue of the prestigious Global Investors Meet.

The protest was led by DMK president MK Stalin who demanded a probe into the alleged links of Chief Minister Palaniswami to the Kodanad estate robbery and murders. The Kodanad estate belongs to the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

The DMK leaders said that the governor Banwari Lal Purohit had failed to take action against the chief minister. Last week, a DMK delegation led by Stalin, had met the governor and submitted a petition seeking action against the Chief Minister. Since no action was taken, the DMK held a protest on Thursday.

The DMK cadres began congregating in front of the Raj Bhavan and Party headquarters on Anna Salai causing traffic snarls. Several daily commuters on buses suffered too as they had to get down and walk across through the traffic jam.

Several delegates attending the Global Investors summit at Chennai Trade Centre were also affected as they could not reach the venue in time.

People took to Twitter to criticize the DMK decision to hold protest even as Chennai was hosting a prestigious investors meeting.

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