BJP not behind Dinakaran's arrest: Union Minister

By PTI Published on Apr 27, 2017 11:18 AM IST

Nagercoil: Union minister P Radhakrishnan has dismissed the allegations that the BJP was behind the arrest of AIADMK (Amma) leader T T V Dinakaran by the Delhi police in a bribery case.

The Minister also claimed that "bigger" scandals might surface if the case is investigated properly.

"Whoever commits wrong should reap the punishment. There is no need for the BJP to push for the action against Dinkaran or break any party," he told reporters here.

Dinakaran had been arrested for allegedly attempting to bribe the Election Commission. "This is not the height of the scandal. If proper investigation is conducted, bigger scandals will come to light," Radhakrishnan, a senior BJP leader from Tamilnadu, said.

Dinkaran was arrested late last night by the Delhi police after a through grilling. He was remanded by a court yesterday in police custody for five days.

Some State leaders, including Dinkaran-loyalist Nanjil Sampath, have blamed the BJP for his arrest.

On Tuesday's bandh in response to a call by the DMK over the farmers issue, he said, "It was not for the

benefit of the farmers. It was organised by those who could not face the elections."