Stalin meets Guv, wants him to act on I-T raids

By NT Bureau Published on Jul 23, 2018 01:33 PM IST

Chennai: DMK working president and Leader of the Opposition M K Stalin today called on Governor Banwarilal Purohit, with a petition demanding immediate action into the recent income-tax raids.

In his petition, Stalin has mentioned that government contracts pertaining to road works worth Rs 3,120 crore have been unlawfully awarded to companies close to those in power.

Pointing out that Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami previously held the portfolio of Minister for Highways and Minor Ports between 16 May 2011 and 16 May 2016 and between 23 May 2016 and 13 February 2017, he alleged that Palaniswami has, with an ulterior motive, ensured that the Ministry of Highways and Minor Ports continued to be under his effective control over the past seven years and has earned advantage to a great extent.

Stalin also stressed that the Governor should take urgent action to probe the corruption charges.

“I further request the Governor to initiate appropriate action for a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the mega-scams,” he said.

After meeting Purohit, Stalin told mediapersons, “If the Governor does not take any action, the DMK will move the court.”