Chennai: Taking on AIADMK chief
Jayalalithaa for `attacking` the DMK on the 2G spectrum
allocation front, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi
on Tuesday asked his partymen to reach out to the people with
incidents allegedly involving his arch-rival.
"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 wrote in
the party mouthpiece `Murasoli`.
Karunanidhi was apparently referring to the burning of
a university bus allegedly by AIADMK men after Jayalalithaa
was convicted in the `Pleasant Stay Hotel` case, killing three
students and the ongoing disproportionate assets case against
her in Bangalore.
He said while CAG, in its report on the 2G spectrum
issue, had mentioned a presumptive loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore,
it had quantified Rs 1,033 crore loss in its audit report in
2003-04 (in AIADMK rule) as a result of short levy of taxes.
"A section of media, referring to various sections
from the then CAG report, had said thousands of crores of
rupees has been lost in various departments, including
frequent changing of ministers.
"What did Jayalalithaa, the then chief minister, do?
She not only did not resign, but issued statements slamming
CAG. She also said the CAG had not pointed out any glaring
losses and that it would be referred to the Public Accounts
Committee," he said.
Noting that Jayalalithaa had also said no issue could
be made out of the CAG findings, he wondered how the same
leader could now rely on the CAG report to slam former telecom
minister A Raja and the DMK.