Chennai: Brushing aside the AIADMK charge that
he had encroached on a piece of land, DMK chief M Karunanidhi
on Tuesday invited a legislators delegation to ascertain for
themselves the land in use at his Gopalapuram residence.
"While I myself have doanted my house to a charitable trust
(to be used as hospital), the ruling AIADMK has alleged that I
have encroached upon the land," he said writing in the party
He said the land in question is being used by police on
security duty at his house to take rest during break.
Karunanidhi`s rejoinder came a day after local administration
minister K P Munusamy alleged in the assembly that the DMK
chief had encroached on some land behind his Gopalpuram
Seeking to turn the tables on archrival AIADMK, Karunanidhi
said its ally CPI(M) had some years back complained of
encroachment of land at Siruthavur, allegedly by persons
closely associated with Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
He also asked what explanation they had to give on the
Kodanad estate issue, also involving their party chief
On the allegations of encroachment by Anna Arivalayam, his
party headquarters, he said the Chennai Corporation and
Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) had closed
the chapter regarding a show-cause notice issued by the then
AIADMK government in 2004.