Karunanidhi plays power politics as Jaya takes credit for improved power scenario

DMK chief raises court case on irregularities in Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation

GN Bureau | July 9, 2015


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Trying to provoke chief minister J Jayalalithaa on her claim that Tamil Nadu's electricity needs have been fulfilled, DMK chief Karunanidhi on Wednesday asked her to answer the people over charges of irregularities in Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO).

"It will only be appropriate for her to come forward to answer the people on such allegations, besides answering the court," the former chief minister said. He was referring to a writ plea in the Madras High Court over allegations of irregularities in TANGEDCO. The writ plea seeks probe into the alleged irregularities and scam.

Tamil Nadu was facing acute power supply problems in 2011 when Jayalithaa won the elections. Now, the situation has improved considerably with power generation from new projects like Vallur and Mettur and long-term power purchase agreements signed by the state. Jayalalithaa has claimed that "Tamil Nadu now shines as a state which has fulfilled its electricity needs."

However, the DMK chief said Jayalalithaa's claims were "strange and amusing."

ED arrests TN medical college chairman on laundering charges

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested the Chairman of a Tamil Nadu-based medical institute in connection with its money laundering case. The case pertains to an alleged bank fraud of Rs 136 crore and cheating of students to the tune of Rs 16 crore by Naidu and others.

The agency said it arrested the Chairman of Deen Dayal Medical and Educational Trust, Thiruvallur, T D Naidu, on charges of being involved in the "offence of money laundering" based on its separate FIR lodged in 2013.

"Naidu in his voluntary statement has admitted the fraud but not revealed the properties acquired using the proceeds of crime," the agency said.

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