"It is a total lie to say that 500 acres of land has been gifted to a private company. Some political parties are accustomed to reeling out lies and false charges for the sake of politics. My name has been dragged unnecessarily over an issue between the government and a private firm," said Chidambaram.
On March 12, Gunasekaran reportedly led an agitation against Chidambaram at Karaikudi to protest allocation of land in Kazhanivasal located his constituency Sivganga district.
Chidambaram also said that even the Sivaganga district collector had issued a statement denying land allocation for a private firm. Only a recommendation had been made to allocate 3.5 acres to a private firm on lease basis, as there was a potential for the company to give employment to 1,500 people, he said.
Chidambaram also revealed that the MLA had "praised" him for his role in developing Sivaganga during the last three years, and even sought his recommendation for some work.