May 3, 2019
While opposition parties have charged the ruling BJP at centre and the local AIADMK government with misusing IT and ED during elections, the Tamil Nadu chief minister E Palaniswami painted DMK treasurer Duraimurugan as corrupt person. The CM alleged that huge amount of cash and gold was seized during raids at his premises.
The Chief minister made remarks against the DMK leader during electioneering for Sulur assembly seat on Thursday. Duraimurugan said that the Chief Minister must resign if he could not prove his allegations. According to his allegations, a sum of Rs 13 crore and 12 kg of gold was seized during IT raids.
The Chief Minister is telling outright lies, the DMK leader said adding that as the CM he was well aware of the facts but was making such comments in electioneering to influence the voters. “If the CM proves that the gold and cash were seized from my property, I will resign my post,” the DMK treasurer said.
“Only ₹10 lakh was taken from our college and house. The property from which ₹13 crore was recovered does not belong to us. No gold was seized during the search. It is clear in the panchnama of the IT officials,” Duraimurugan said.
“The CM need not resign if his allegations were found false, as there would be no need for him to resign as the people are ready to send him home,” the DMK leader said.