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Former DMK minister held for assaulting MLA

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 19:28

Erode (TN): Former Tamil Nadu Minister
NKKP Raja, who was expelled from DMK, was arrested today for
allegedly assaulting a party MLA, police said.

Raja had contacted DMK MLA from Bhavanisagar
constituency O Subramanianm over phone and asked him to resign
saying that he along with two other party MLAs -- L P
Dharmalingam (Sathyamangalam) and R Guruswamy (Anthiyur) --
had decided to resign from the assembly.

When Subramanian refused, Raja allegedly abused and
assaulted him, they said.

Meanwhile, Subramanian met Chief Minister M
Karunanidhi today and took up the matter with him. He also
lodged a complaint with the Chief Minister`s complaint
redressal cell and it was forwarded to Superintendent of
Police here.

Police officials at Namiyur police station near here
arrested Raja from his house and took him to Gobichettipalayam
for questioning, police said.

They said they had also received complaints that Raja
had gone to the houses of Municipal Corporation Mayor Kumar
Muguges and senior DMK leader Sachidanandham and abused them.

Raja was expelled from the primary membership of DMK
on October 25 for violating party discipline. He was dropped
from the Cabinet last year following a land grabbing
allegation against him.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 19:28

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