Karuna has insulted Dalits by 'sheilding' Raja: CPI
Agencies Posted online: Tue Nov 30 2010, 23:52 hrs
Tiruchirappalli : CPI Tamil Nadu unit Secretary D Pandian today
slammed Chief Minister M Karunanidhi for raising the caste angle while
trying to "shield" former union telecom minister A Raja in the
spectrum scam, saying he had "humiliated" and "insulted" Dalits.
"The question of caste does not come in the mega scandal of Rs 1.76
lakh crore. Not even a single paise from the scandal benefitted
Dalits," he told reporters here.
Briefing on the two-day state executive meeting of the party that
concluded today, Pandian charged Karunanidhi with humiliating and
insulting the Dalits of the state by trying to shield Raja.
Karunanidhi had recently said Raja was being targeted only because he
was a Dalit.
On alliance for assembly elections due early next year, Pandian said
it would be decided before the polls. However, CPI would not have any
truck with DMK and Congress, he said.
He said the meeting resolved to launch an anti-corruption campaign
throughout the state from December 6. He alleged that the law and
order situation in the state was bad. "Police are not impartial and
are dancing to the tunes of the ruling party, and that is the main
reason for all the ills (on law and order front)."
The meeting urged the government to immediately assess the flood
damage and pay relief of Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 for crop loss.
The government should also take steps to drain flood waters from the
farm fields in Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam and other districts on a war
footing and save the crops.
The UPA Government was "ridiculing" democracy by not conceding the
opposition demand for a JPC probe into the Spectrum scam, he alleged.
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