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Karate Thyagarajan returns to Chennai!

Written by: Staff

Chennai, Apr 13 (UNI) Chennai Corporation Deputy Mayor 'Karate' R Thyagarajan, who had gone 'missing' after he fell out with AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, returned home today after a gap of nearly seven months.

The expelled AIADMK leader, who had gone 'underground' fearing foisting of cases and arrest by the ruling AIADMK, was given a rousing reception by his supporters at the Airport here when he arrived from Delhi this afternoon.

Talking to mediapersons, Mr Thyagarajan, levelling a series of corruption charges against Ms Jayalalithaa, said he would undertake state-wide electioneering in support of the DMK-led Democratic Progressive Alliance for the May eight assembly elections.

The Deputy Mayor said he had been staying away all these days as the AIADMK government was bent upon foisting cases against him and putting him behind the bars because of political enmity. There had been danger to his life also, he alleged.

When his wife filed a case in Madras High Court, the Advocate General, appearing for the government, told the court that there were no cases against him. But there was a hidden design to arrest him when he arrived here, he charged.

Now that the notification was issued for elections and the Election Commission had taken control of the situation, he thought it would be safe to return, he said.

On his future plans, Mr Thyagarajan said he would come back to his parent party, the Congress, in a couple of days and would call on TNCC President M Krishnasamy this evening.

Much to the surprise of many, Mr Thyagarajan drove down to his Adyar residence in official car with a siren and government emblem.

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