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24 May 2018, Edition - 1045, Thursday

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  • Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter crash-lands in Natha Top in Jammu and Kashmir
  • NHRC takes cognizance of Tuticorin violence, issues notice to Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary and DGP
  • The Madras High Court directed Vedanta to stop the construction of the second unit of Sterlite copper smelter plant
  • Tamil Nadu government forms judicial commission to probe Tuticorin violence
  • J&K: Grenade attack in Bijbehara as 7 civilians were injured
  • MHA has sought a report from Tamil Nadu Government on the violence in Tuticorin
  • Mudarai HC stays expansion of Sterlite copper smelter plan
  • US President Donald Trump warned that his landmark summit with Kim Jong Un may not take place as planned

Tamilnadu News

Was falsely accused in 2G case to appease Opposition in Parliament: Kanimozhi

Covai Post Network

Acquitted in the 2G spectrum scam case, DMK Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi has said she was dragged into it only to ensure that the DMK was defeated in the assembly elections.

“I was charge-sheeted because the sole aim was to tag my name with a mind-boggling amount to make sure Kalaignar’s rule will not continue for the next five years,” Kanimozhi said in a statement issued to the media soon after her acquittal.

Stating that she was falsely accused in a case for a notional loss of 176 thousand crore to appease the opposition that was stalling the Parliament and describing it as atrocious, she reiterated that she was made an accused just because she was a director in a company and for only about 20 days where she had not attended even a single board meeting and not signed a single document.

Without pointing an accusing finger at anyone, she said, “This speaks of the depth to which the system stooped to ensure that I was dragged in so that the DMK is defeated in the election which was hardly 5 months away.”

The Rajya Sabha MP said she was not a career politician and if her motive was to amass wealth through politics, then she should have joined politics in her early 20s. “But I came into politics only at the age of 40 when the party thought that I was needed to come in to fill a gap. If I was power hungry, I would have easily become a minister, but I refused ministership,”she said.

Dragging her into the case unnecessarily has left her scarred and all the 6 years were harrowing, she said, adding she believed that she would see light at the end of the tunnel.

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