AIADMK criticizes DVAC searches on SP Velumani and accuses DMK of political vendetta
After the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) searched 60 properties related to SP Velumani, the former Tamil Nadu municipal administration minister, on Tuesday, the AIADMK urged the DMK government to “focus on public welfare” rather than indulging in “political vendetta.”In a joint statement, opposition leader and AIADMK co-coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami and coordinator O Pannerselvam expressed concern that the present DMK administration is concentrating on retaliating against former AIADMK ministers and functionaries rather than on public welfare. They stated that the raids carried out today are unacceptable in light of the “constant dissemination of false information against SP Velumani.”
On Tuesday, Tamil Nadu registered 1,893 positive Covid-19 cases, increasing the state total to 25,79,130. Chennai reported 209 positive cases among them, increasing the city’s total to 5,40,063. On Tuesday, the state registered 27 fatalities, bringing the total to 34,367. Following treatment, 1,930 patients were discharged, bringing the overall number of recoveries to 25,24,400.
The Tamil Nadu government defended its ruling giving 10.5 percent internal reservation solely for Vanniyars in the state on Tuesday. The Tamil Nadu Act 8 of 2021 was adopted in accordance with the Constitution and other applicable legislation, as well as on the basis of appropriate data given by the Tamil Nadu Backward Classes Commission’s findings. As a result, the execution of the contested Act is not hampered in any way, according to the counter-affidavit submitted by the State Chief Secretary, Law Secretary, and secretary of the BC, MBC Welfare department.
Following the search on 55 properties related to SP Velumani, the former Tamil Nadu municipal administration minister, by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) on Tuesday, the AIADMK urged the DMK government to “focus on public welfare” rather than indulging in “political vendetta.”
The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) police started searches on Tuesday at 52 locations, including the house of former Tamil Nadu municipal administration minister SP Velumani, in connection with a corruption investigation against him.
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