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22 May 2018, Edition - 1043, Tuesday

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Tamilnadu News

Raja gets emotional, questions who will punish those responsible for tainting his mentor, Kalaignar

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Free of 2G Spectrum scam taint, former telecom minister and DMK’s dalit poster boy, A Raja wrote an emotional letter to his mentor, DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi. “Who will punish those who tarnished the reputation of your 80 year old political career,” questioned Raja in the letter in which he expressed distress that the scam based on falsehood had damaged the Dravidian movement represented by the DMK.

Thanking Kalaignar profusely for standing solidly behind him, Raja said it was sad that the Dravidian movement was damaged due to a false propaganda on a scam that was never there. Who will punish those who tainted your reputation, Raja said in his letter he write immediately after he was acquitted by the trial court in Delhi.

It is sad and shocking that the government could not realize a plot to bring it down through a politically motivated vendetta.

“I am place the 2G verdict at your feet with gratitude. You preserved me in snow so I wouldn’t dissolve in the spectrum battle,” Raja said adding that Spectrum battle tainted an ideological movement. “Spectrum politics gave a handle to those who couldn’t shrink your governance,” Raja said.

The press and the media chose to go along with the propaganda without waiting for the verdict, he said maintaining that “there was nothing in the case against him and that he would come out free and clean.”

Raja said that he was responsible for the telecom revolution. “In 2009 itself, we gave 59 crore mobile connections against the target of 60 crore set for 2012,” Raja said. “Calling it a crime and jailing for this will happen only in India,” the Dalit poster boy of the DMK said.

After the verdict, with the taint of corruption washed away, Raja will be returning to Chennai and Tamil Nadu as a hero. The DMK cadres are making preparations to welcome Raja and he is also likely to tour the length and breadth of the state to drive home the point that he was exonerated by the court and that it was only a false propaganda against him on corruption.

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