Tamil Nadu

Prove DMK leaders have Swiss bank accounts, Stalin dares Tamil Nadu CM

Hitting back: DMK president M.K. Stalin campaigning in Ponnakudi near Palayamkottai on Tuesday.

Hitting back: DMK president M.K. Stalin campaigning in Ponnakudi near Palayamkottai on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: A_SHAIKMOHIDEEN

Palaniswami making baseless claims, says DMK chief.

DMK president M.K. Stalin has challenged Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami to prove the allegation he made while campaigning in Nanguneri a couple of days ago that a Swiss bank account-holders’ list, accessed by the Union government, had the names of DMK bigwigs.

“If the Chief Minister can prove his allegation that I and our party leaders have accounts in the Swiss bank, I will resign [from] my post. If not, he should resign and move out of Tamil Nadu,” Mr. Stalin said while canvassing for Congress candidate ‘Ruby’ R. Manoharan on Tuesday.

He said the CM was apprehensive about losing his job, and hence, was levelling baseless allegations against the DMK.

Since the DMK had been demanding a White Paper on the industrial investments realised through two Global Investors’ Meets and the Chief Minister’s recent foreign trip, Mr. Palaniswami was accusing DMK leaders of having stashed money in Swiss banks, he claimed.

He ridiculed the CM’s claim that the Congress party had forced a bypoll on Nanguneri after the sitting MLA (H. Vasanthakumar) was elected to the Lok Sabha from Kanniyakumari.

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