DMK Leader A Raja Booked Over “Derogatory Remarks” Against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami

DMK leader A Raja allegedly accused Tamil Nadu Chief Minister of corruption. (File)


A case has been registered against Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader and former Union minister A Raja for allegedly making derogatory remarks and levelling allegations of corruption against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his cabinet colleagues during a protest in September.

According to the police, the case was registered based on a complaint filed by an AIADMK functionary on December 7.

Mr Raja has been charged with “criminal intimidation, intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace” under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, the officer said.

“Raja took part in the protest held on September 18. The complainant has accused Raja of making derogatory remarks against TN CM and cabinet ministers besides levelling unfounded corruption allegations,” the official added.

On September 18, the opposition DMK staged state-wide protests against the AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu, with party chief MK Stalin leading the charge in Salem.

Besides Mr Stalin, his son Udhayanidhi, sister Kanimozhi and senior DMK leaders including Durai Murugan and Dayanidhi Maran participated in the protests.

Mr Raja had led the protest at Perambalur, in central Tamil Nadu.

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