Tiruchirappalli: DMK Treasurer M K
Stalin Friday filed the nomination papers on behalf of jailed party colleague and former minister K N Nehru for the October
13 by-election to Tiruchi West Assembly Constituency.
Nehru, arrested recently on land grabbing charges, has been
nominated by the DMK for the bypoll caused by the death of
Minister Mariyam Pitchai.
The ruling AIADMK nominee M Paranjothi has already filed his nomination for the bypoll.
Speaking to reporter after filing the papers, Stalin said
Nehru`s imprisonment would not affect his prospects of
Nehru had lost to Pitchai in the April 13 Assembly polls
which saw the AIADMK storming back to power with a landslide.
Stalin said DMK`s campaign, in which his father and party
President M Karunanidhi would also participate, would focus on
Chief Minister Jayalalithaa`s `autocratic` rule, `murder of
democracy` and the spate of `false` cases being filed against
the DMK members.
Nehru in his mandatory declaration filed along with the
nomination said he owned Rs 17.77 crore worth of assets and
Rs 10.9 crore debt. He has movable assets worth Rs 2.73 crore
and immovable assets Rs.15.04 crore.
Stalin alleged that officials in the Central prison here
were `over strict and imposed too many restrictions` on DMK
men lodged in connection with land grabbing and other cases.
He said the DMK would face the "false cases filed against
former ministers and others legally."