DMK leaders meet Tamil Nadu governor Vidyasagar Rao, seek removal of E Palaniswamy as CM

Mumbai: A delegation of DMK leaders on Wednesday met Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao in Mumbai and demanded dismissal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswamy and some other ministers after tax officials questioned Health Minister C Vijayabaskar in an alleged tax evasion case.

The party, in a memorandum, urged the Governor to dismiss the Chief Minister and other ministers allegedly involved in corruption, Raj Bhavan sources said.

The delegation comprised DMK leaders R S Bharathi, TKS Elangovan and Tiruchi N Siva.

Tamil Nadu governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao. News18

Tamil Nadu governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao. News18

The memorandum also highlighted some other issues pertaining to Tamil Nadu.

The Income Tax Department officials had earlier this week questioned Vijayabaskar and actor-politician Sarath Kumar in an alleged tax evasion case.

It also conducted searches at the official residence and properties owned by Vijayabaskar and at Sarath Kumar's home in Chennai on April seven.

The searches at the premises of an associate of Vijayabaskar had allegedly revealed routing of Rs 89 crore for distribution to voters in RK Nagar Assembly constituency, where a bypoll was originally scheduled for 12 April.

The Election Commission has cancelled the bypoll, saying the electoral process has been "seriously vitiated" by parties through the use of money power.

Published Date: Apr 12, 2017 14:51 PM | Updated Date: Apr 12, 2017 14:51 PM

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