Chennai: DMK on Monday rubbished Janata Party
chief Subramanian Swamy`s allegation that Tamil Nadu Chief
Minister M Karunanidhi had allotted land to a "favoured few"
under discretionary quota in violation of rules, saying all
norms have been followed.
"There is no violation. We have followed all the norms,"
DMK spokesman TKS Elangovan said.
His comments came against the backdrop of Swamy seeking
the Governor`s sanction for prosecution of Karunanidhi.
Elangovan said plots have been allotted on the basis of
declaration by individuals. "The government is not going to
verify the declaration submitted by every applicant - whether
he or she owns a plot or not. It is not the government`s job,"
The DMK leader accused the opposition parties of acting
out of desperation as they could not come to power.
"They (opposition parties) take to all sorts of gimmicks
to see that people change their minds and do not support the
DMK (during the coming Assembly elections)," he said.
"It don`t think there is any basis. It only shows their
desperation," he added.
Swamy sought Governor Surjit Singh Barnala`s sanction a
day after the DMK chief issued him a legal notice for linking
his name to the 2G spectrum allocation scam.
He said Karunanidhi has violated every rule and allotted
land to a favoured few and claimed that he had enough evidence
to prove the names of the beneficiaries.