I will quit politics if I fail to prove allegations of corruption: MK Stalin

Stalin promised to order an inquiry into the death of the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa as the judicial commission set up by the government did not submit its report even three years soon after assuming power.

DMK president MK Stalin vowed to quit politics on Saturday if he failed to prove corruption charges against Tamil Nadu municipal administration minister SP Velumani.

Responding to Velumani’s challenge of proving the allegations, Stalin said, “I am ready to leave politics. Are you ready Velumani? The DMK chief was addressing a gram sabha meeting at Devaraipuram in Thondamuthur constituency, which was represented by the minister.

Referring to the memorandum submitted to the Governor by the DMK, listing the charges against Chief Minister E Palaniswami and his colleagues last month, Velumani said that if the charges were proved and they wanted to know if Stalin was ready, He will step down from his post. Left politics if he failed to do so.

“We will not only prove the charges against the minister but will also drag him to the court of law and punish him for his corrupt actions …” Stalin said.

Stalin promised to order an inquiry into the death of the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa as the judicial commission set up by the government did not submit its report even three years soon after assuming power.

Although the state government had banned gram sabha meetings, the party held gram sabha meetings of the people and appreciated a large number of participants, as they had given a big mandate to the DMK in the last Lok Sabha and local body elections. Reacting to Stalin’s remarks, Velumani reiterated his resolve to resign from all positions in the government and the AIADMK if the allegations leveled against him were proved.

Speaking to reporters on the occasion of a special camp for a dry camp of COVID-19 vaccine at ESI Hospital, the local administration minister accused the DMK chief of corruption and maligned the former’s image as part of a political vendetta. charged to.

Velumani said that he is ready to resign from the posts of MLA, minister, and party if found guilty of corruption.

At the same time, he said, Stalin, who is spreading lies, should be told whether he is ready to step down from the post of party and opposition leader.

Velumani said, “Stalin has no right to talk about corruption, and if he has the courage to accept my challenge and prove the allegations.”

He slammed Stalin for allegedly condemning Stalin for silencing a Dalit woman who questioned the DMK’s alleged failure to implement its election promises during a gram sabha meeting of people held at Thondamuthur in Coimbatore.

The video allegedly shows a person handing over the phone and stating that the minister was at the other end. She narrated the incident saying that she had gone to a temple in the area and heard Stalin making unnecessary remarks against Velumani.

Velumani said, “It is not acceptable to attack a woman in my district and Stalin will have to answer.” Meanwhile, a video of the woman was from an AIADMK officer who posed questions in the meeting and went viral on social media, talking to a minister on a cellphone.

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