Stalin terms CBI raids a 'political vendetta'
Chennai, Mar. 21 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) supremo M. Karunanidhi's son M.K. Stalin, whose residence was searched by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with alleged illegal import of cars here this morning, termed the latest developments to be a 'political vendetta'.
"You see for yourself. The raids took place just two days after we quit the UPA," he told the media here.
Meanwhile, DMK leader T.R. Baalu said that he was confident that these raids are linked to the DMK withdrawing its support to the Congress- UPA Government.
"Congress has stooped to this level, very sorry to say this," he said.
The raids at Stalin's residence took place two days after the DMK formally withdrew its support to the UPA alliance.
The DMK on Tuesday withdrew its support to the UPA over the issue of alleged human rights violations of Sri Lankan Tamils, and ruled out any reconsideration.
A five-member DMK delegation headed by T.R. Baalu handed over a letter by party supremo M. Karunanidhi to President Pranab Mukherjee at 10.30 p.m. at Rashtrapati Bhavan withdrawing support of its 18 Lok Sabha MPs to the UPA government.
This move of the DMK has made the UPA Government vulnerable despite its assertions of having a parliamentary majority. The ruling coalition will now eye for support from the regional parties, which includes the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi Party.
With the pullout of the 18 DMK MPs in the Lok Sabha, the strength of the UPA Government declines from 295 to 277 in the Rajya Sabha.