Chennai, Sep 8: DMK passed a resolution on Saturday over the resignation and arrest of Tamil Nadu DGP TK Rajendran and Health Minister C Vijayabaskar. MK Stalin-led DMK is planning a statewide protest demanding resignation of TK Rajendran and C Vijaybaskar on 18 September in all districts. Stalin held a crucial meeting, the first after officially assuming the office, with all district secretaries of the party, where among other issues.
DMK President MK Stalin, said, " During the meeting today, a resolution has been passed over the resignation of DGP TK Rajendran and Minister C Vijayabaskar and their arrest. DMK will hold a statewide protest demanding their resignation on 18 Sept in all districts."
The demand for their resignation comes after the CBI on Wednesday conducted simultaneous searches in the residences of Minister Dr. C. Vijaya Baskar, Director General of Police T.K. Rajendran, former Minister B.V. Ramana and many others in connection with the gutkha scam.
Also, Stalin urged the Tamil Nadu government to recommend to the Governor to release convicts of Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
"Tamil Nadu government should conduct a cabinet meeting immediately and pass resolution and recommend to the Governor to release convicts of Rajiv Gandhi assassination case including Perarivalan," said Stalin.
T.K. Rajendran residence
An outside view of former director general of police T.K. Rajendran residence, where CBI conducted a search in connection with the Gutkha scam, in Chennai, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. The CBI on Wednesday conducted simultaneous searches in the residences of Tamil Nadu Health Minister C. Vijaya Baskar, Director General of Police T.K. Rajendran, former Chennai Police Commissioner, S. George, former Minister B.V. Ramana and many others in connection with scam. (PTI Photo)
Former Chennai police commissioner
Former Chennai police commissioner S George speaks with the media after his residential premises was searched by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday in connection with Gutka scam, in Chennai, Friday, Sept 7, 2018. PTI photo
Tamil Nadu Health Minister C. Vijaya Baskar
Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar on Wednesday, faced the second central agency probe in two years, with the CBI knocking at his doors after the Income Tax raid last year.
C Vijayabaskar is the first state minister in the present government to come under the IT and CBI scanner, with both the raids being carried out in the post-Jayalalithaa era.
Former director general of police T.K. Rajendran residence
Mr Rajendran, said to be the first serving police chief to face CBI raids, also could not be contacted. Sources in the state police headquarters said he has not come to office "so far."