AIADMK and BJP have demanded a probe by a central agency into an audio clip of state Finance Minister P Tyaga Rajan allegedly on corruption in DMK.
Ek Shankar, political commentator and editor of digital views and investigative news outlet Savukku, had put up a 26-second clip on Twitter, which he claimed was the finance minister’s conversation with a Delhi-based journalist, relating to alleged corruption. The numbers were overwhelming. Top officials of the state government.
While Thiaga Rajan issued a categorical rebuttal calling the clip malicious and fabricated, speaking to reporters on Sunday, Palaniswami said his suspicions arose from the minister’s decision to issue the denial when he went ahead without comment. could have increased – given that such tapes of his are often in the public domain.
Parallelly, a BJP delegation of state unit leaders met Governor RN Ravi and demanded an inquiry into the audio tapes.
In his detailed response, Thiyaga Rajan said futility would result in efforts to create a divide between him and party chief Stalin, whom he cited as the reason for “whatever I am, and everything I have done in public life”. I recognized
The minister pointed to publicly available resources declaring the clip as unverifiable, saying that “unscrupulous” political players were behind the clip, and that there could be more attempts at slander, which he would prefer to ignore.
Thiaga Rajan said in his statement, “This will be my only statement regarding these recent developments.”
On Twitter, the minister said: “Therefore, I am compelled to respond at this juncture as a social media post has now been re-circulated to mournful proportions. This has been replicated and amplified by unscrupulous political players, and I am distressed to note that the traditional media, the fourth pillar of democracy, is peddling such fabricated, malicious third-hand information (an article about someone’s comments about the purported audio ) is spreading. , regarding an alleged conversation with an unknown person].”
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