Leader of the Opposition and DMK president M K Stalin today demanded that Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit should dismiss Health Minister C Vijayabhaskar and Director-General of Police T K Rajendran following CBI raids on their houses in connection with a Rs 40 crore gutka scam.
In a statement, Stalin said the Governor should intervene if the two did not resign on their own.
Vijayabhaskar has been in the eye of the storm ever since the income-tax department recovered from his house a document on the eve of the R K Nagar by-election in Chennai. The document listed the names of Ministers who were allegedly directed to bribe voters by the rebel AIADMK leader and candidate T T V Dinakaran . It led to the postponement of the by-election to December. However, Dinakaran won hands down.
Despite the alleged involvement of Rajendran, the Tamil Nadu Government gave a two-year extension to him in July last year.
Stalin has spared the then Chennai Police Commissioner S George whose houses were also raided by the CBI as it was he who wrote to the then Chief Secretary that top police officers were on the payrolls of gutka maker Madhava Rao.