DMK set to go all out to defend Raja by holding meetings

DMK will soon hold rallies to remind people of the scams involving AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa.

Last Updated: Dec 22, 2010, 15:47 PM IST

Chennai: DMK has said it will defend former
Telecom Minister A Raja, embroiled in the 2G spectrum controversy and remind people of the "scams" involving AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa.

Senior DMK leaders will hold various meetings across Tamil
Nadu from December 24, following a call by party patriarch and
Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, to party cadres, to reach out to
people through meetings and rallies for highlighting various
alleged scams during the Jayalalithaa regime.

Law Minister Duraimurugan, Union Minister S Jegathratchagan,
and former Union Minister T R Baalu will address various
public meetings on the topic `The Truth about Spectrum,` N
Siva, DMK MP and party`s propaganda secretary said.

The meetings will cover among other places, Chennai,
Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli and Cuddalore between December 24
and 30, Siva said in a statement.

He said Opposition parties and the media were "targetting"
Raja as if he had "swindled a huge amount," adding that it was
nothing but an effort to topple the Karunanidhi-led DMK
government which was striving for the welfare of oppressed.

He termed as "lies" the allegations against Raja, who has
been summoned by CBI for questioning in connection with its
probe into the 2G spectrum scam.
On Tuesday, Karunanidhi had asked partymen to reach out to
the people with the scams targetting arch-rival Jayalalithaa.

"You should reach out to people with incidents including
those that led to the burning of three women students and the
case against her at Bangalore," he had said.
Karunanidhi was apparently referring to the burning of a
university bus allegedly by AIADMK workers after Jayalalithaa
was convicted in the `Pleasant Stay Hotel` case, killing three
students and the ongoing disproportionate assets case against
her in Bangalore.

PTI