Kodanad expose: DMK seeks CM’s resignation

Kodanad expose: DMK seeks CM’s resignation

 DMK President M K Stalin. PTI file photo

Tamil Nadu’s principal Opposition DMK on Monday demanded that Governor Banwarilal Purohit advice Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami to step down following allegations levelled against him by two men involved in the break-in at the Kodanad bungalow of J Jayalalitha.

Two men, Sayan and Manoj, who were part of the gang that broke into the residence of the late chief minister in Kodanad in Ooty in April 2017, appeared in an investigative video alleging that they were ordered by Palaniswami to do so. The video was released by journalist Mathews Samuel in New Delhi on Friday last.

Leading a delegation to Purohit, Opposition leader and DMK President M K Stalin demanded a detailed inquiry by a Special Investigation Team into the break-in at the Kodanad estate. “To ensure that the investigation progresses in a fair and transparent manner, the Governor should advice the Chief Minister to step down,” Stalin said.  

Held in Delhi

The meeting came two days after Sayan and Manoj were picked up from Dwarka in New Delhi by a Special Team of the Chennai Police, which flew to the capital on Sunday.

The duo appeared in a video released by  Samuel and said they were part of the gang that broke into the residence of Jayalalitha. They alleged that Palaniswami asked them to break into the house to steal documents.

Palaniswami rubbished the allegations that he was behind the break-in.

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