Chennai: DMK President M Karunanidhi on Sunday accused the AIADMK Government of handing over possession of a
prime government land in the city to a horticultural society
to favour a party man.
The Chennai Collector "succumbed to pressure, influence and
political hegemony from somewhere," and handed over the
government land to V Krishnamoorthy, Honorary Secretary of
Agricultural and Horticulture Society on August 11 last, he
alleged in a statement here.
He was referring to the prolonged litigation involving
Krishnamoorthy of Horticulture Society and the Government of
Tamil Nadu in Madras High Court since 1989, over a prime land
measuring over 17 acres near Anna Flyover in the heart of the
Karunanidhi alleged that the permanent land registry
"recorded the land as a government property for over 100
years, and even while court proceedings were in progress, it
remained a government land and his government retrieved it and
handed over the land to the Department of Horticulture on May
In an apparent reference to the spate of land grabbing
cases registered against his party men, the DMK chief said
while the AIADMK Government was "foisting false cases against
the opposition," the government land had been `grabbed` with
the "blessings of AIADMK rulers and the help of officials."