Swamy seeks sanction to prosecute Karunanidhi

Subramanian Swamy sought Governor`s sanction for prosecution of Karunanidhi in land allotment case.

Updated: Feb 07, 2011, 14:54 PM IST

Chennai: Janata Party chief Subramanian
Swamy on Monday sought the Tamil Nadu Governor`s sanction for
prosecution of Chief Minister M Karunanidhi for allegedly
allotting land to a "favoured few" under discretionary quota
in "violation" of rules.

"He (Karunanidhi) has violated every rule and allotted
to a favoured few," Swamy told reporters after submitting his
petition to office of Governor Surjit Singh Barnala, a day
after the DMK chief issued him a legal notice for linking his
name to the 2G spectrum allocation scam.

Swamy claimed he had enough evidence on the issue. "I
will never say anything without proof. I have done it always
and have won my cases," he said.

He alleged that the Tamil Nadu Housing Board has
earmarked 15 per cent of the land to the Chief Minister for
discretionary allotment. The allotment by Karunanidhi was in
violation of Section 11 and 13 of the Prevention and
Corruption Act. "Hence, Karunanidhi must resign and be
prosecuted," Swamy said.

Swamy said he has mentioned the names of those who
benefitted, but refused to disclose them.

"I have given names of people who don`t deserve to get
it. It includes civil servants, judges, police Officials and
a variety of people", he said.

Asked about Karunanidhi`s legal notice issued to him,
he said he had not received it yet.

"No, I have not received any legal notice. If it comes
I will put it only in the wastepaper basket. What is there for
notice. He has no guts. Let him go to court. He is only
sending legal notices only to terrorise the media," he said.

Karunanidhi had yesterday issued a legal notice to
Swamy, demanding retraction of his `statement` linking him to
the 2G spectrum allocation scam within 24 hours.

In his notice to Swamy, the DMK patriarch had
dismissed the allegation as being "motivated by your personal
malice, political rivalry and clamour for cheap publicity".

The DMK chief`s notice came two days after Swamy`s
plea in a Delhi court for continuance of his private complaint
in the 2G spectrum case, seeking to claim that it covered a
wider canvas of "involvement" of Karunanidhi.

Appreciating Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj for
sanctioning prosecution of Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa,
Swamy said, "He did not hesitate and did it overnight. I do
not know whether Barnala will do it (like him). But the final
matter is I expect him (Barnala) to give sanction."

Asked whether his party would form an alliance with
AIADMK for the coming Assembly polls, he said, "Why should I
go for an alliance (with AIADMK). If they want let them come
and talk."

This is the second time that Swamy has sought sanction
to prosecute a chief minister of the state. Previously, he had
sought sanction and got it from then Governor M Chenna Reddy
to prosecute the then chief minister Jayalalithaa in the
`TANSI (Tamil Nadu Small Industries) land` scam.