A group of senior AIADMK leaders has called upon Governor Banwarilal Purohit to ignore the DMK’s call for a probe by a special investigation team into the break-in at a Kodanad estate bungalow last April.
Led by former Minister and deputy coordinator K.P. Munusamy, the group submitted a memorandum on Tuesday and termed DMK president M.K. Stalin’s allegations as “politically motivated.”
Asked whether it would not be better for his party to ignore the DMK’s charges, Mr. Munusamy told The Hindu on Wednesday that the party would even otherwise be questioned by the media.
Recalling how the then Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi tried to unsuccessfully implicate Jayalalithaa in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case in March 1997 on the basis of a photograph in which she had posed with look-alikes of assassins Dhanu and Sivarajan, he said that in the present instance too the DMK would meet with a “miserable failure.”