Wednesday, December 1, 2010

[ZESTCaste] BJP slams CM for playing Dalit card

30 Nov, 2010, 03.45PM IST,PTI
BJP slams CM for playing Dalit card

CHENNAI: The BJP's Tamil Nadu unit today slammed DMK president and
Chief Minister M Karunanidhi for playing the Dalit card in the 2G
spectrum scam, allegedly involving his party colleague A Raja, saying
the issue should be seen only from a corruption angle and not caste

'Caste has no place in this issue (of 2G spectrum scam).It is only a
case of corruption and Karunanidhi's argument (that Raja was being
targeted since he was a Dalit) holds no ground,' BJP's former state
unit president and senior leader L Ganesan told a press conference

Karunanidhi was only attempting to divert attention on the allegations
of spectrum scam, which eventually led to Raja quitting as union
telecom Minister, he said adding people will not accept this.

Karunanidhi had said recently at Vellore that Raja was being targeted
since he was a Dalit.

'Is it fair to adopt one stand against a Brahmin (late T T
Krishnamachary) and another against a Dalit (Raja),' the DMK president
had said on Saturday.

He had pointed out that when an allegation of corruption was levelled
in the Nehru era against then Finance Minister Krishnamachary,he had
resigned from the Union ministry and the opposition, which demanded a
JPC probe before his resignation, had allowed Parliament to function
after his exit.

Ganesan termed the DMK the 'most casteist party' for playing the Dalit
card in this matter, though the 'party claims to be striving for a
caste-free society.'

He said whoever was involved in the scam should be brought to justice
and said that Raja was 'just a a pawn' in the entire episode, believed
to have caused the exchequer a loss of around Rs 1.76 lakh crore.

He said BJP would continue pressing for a Joint Parliamentary
Committee probe into allegations of spectrum scam.

Ganesan said party president Nitin Gadkari would spearhead a massive
demonstration on January 29 in Chennai on various issues.

On the Bihar poll results, he said people had voted for development
and put an ''end to dynasty politics and jungle raj.'

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