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Jaya condemns TN govt for 'misusing' officials

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Chennai, Sept 12: AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa today condemned the Tamil Nadu Government for 'misusing' officials to issue statements against her previous regime.

Talking to reporters after the AIADMK executive committee meeting here, she said Chief Minister M Karunanidhi was issuing statements against her through the Chief Secretary, Home Secretary and Director General of Police, which was 'unfortunate and condemnable.' On state DGP D Mukherjee's statement that three consignments of arms and ammunition were transported to Andhra Pradesh during the previous AIADMK regime, Ms Jayalalithaa said the DMK Government was attempting to shift the blame on her previous regime, as the DMK was shown in poor light after reports that the huge cache of arms found in Andhra Pradesh had been transported from Tamil Nadu.

Stating that Andhra police had unearthed the arms and ammunition only now, she said if any such transporation of consignments had taken place during her regime, it would have come to her notice.

The Government had issued such a statement through the DGP with ulterior motives, she added.

On the controversy over the suspension of the then Home Secretary Syed Munir Hoda, Ms Jayalalithaa said it was she who appointed for the first time an official, belonging to a minority community, on a sensitive post like Home Secretary.

But, without her knowledge and that of the then Chief Secretary Lakshmi Pranesh, he issued a GO permitting Abdul Nazar Mahdhani, who was lodged in Coimbatore Central Prison in connection with the 1988 serial bomb blasts, to get medical treatment in Chennai, she said.

UNI

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