Hidden political agenda behind raising Kodanad issue now: Ponnar

Kanyakumari: Union Minister for State Pon. Radhakrishnan on Wednesday questioned why was the Kodanadu issue being raised now and who was behind it. He alleged that there is a political agenda behind this.

“I think there is mystery regarding the Kodanadu issue. But it was not talked about all these days. What is the necessity to talk about it now? Who is behind raising the Kodanadu mystery issue now? A big plot is being woven behind the kodanadu mystery. There is a hidden political agendaand ulterior motive behind it,” the BJP leader said in a statement.

The issue flared up after Samuel Mathew, a former magazine editor, released a video clip on 11 January in Delhi  alleging that Chief Minister K Palaniswami had links to a break-in at Kodanad estate in 2017.

Palaniswami had denied all allegations and said that those who were unable to take on AIADMK politically were resorting to such cheap acts.

Meanwhile, DMK had met Governor Banwarilal Purohit regarding this issue and urged him the Chief Minister to resign from his post to ensure a free and fair probe into the matter.

Radhakrishnan expressed that BJP would win 75 per cent of seats in the coming Lok Sabha elections. Taking a dig at the DMK president M K Stalin for holding the village outreach programme, Radhakrishan wondered if he was eyeing the panchayat polls and not the coming Lok Sabha polls.

NT Bureau