DMK petitions Governor, demands removal of CM

Chennai: DMK president and leader of the Opposition in the State Assembly, M K Stalin met Tamilnadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit demanding a free and fair robe into the video clippings alleging murder and break-in at Kodanad estate linking Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.

In a memorandum submitted to the Governor on Monday, he urged him to take legal action against the Chief Minister and direct him to step down to ensure a fair and impartial probe into the matter.

Referring to the video released by former Tehelka journalist Samuel Mathew, he also urged the Governor to order a impartial probe by setting up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by an Inspector General of Police (IGP).

Stalin also urged Purohit to place all the facts before President Ram Nath Kovind and take necessary Constitutional  measures against Palaniswami.

He also urged him to direct further investigation in to the mysterious death of Kanagaraj, a former car driver of late  leader J Jayalalitha and her close-aide V K Sasikala.

Kanagaraj was cited as the first accused in the break-in case, but died in a road accident. Stalin was accompanied by DMK leaders T R Baalu, Rajya Sabha member Kanmimozhi, A Raja and T K S Elangovan.

NT Bureau