BeyondHeadlines Staff Reporter
Chennai: Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj today demanded removal of Union Minister M K Alagiri from the cabinet in wake of the alleged attack on a poll official by Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) men in his presence.
“Our demand for removal of Alagiri is already there, and we will reiterate our demand,” she told the media.
The police had registered a case against Alagiri and over 50 DMK workers for allegedly assaulting an assistant election officer in Melur in Madurai District when he videographed their visit to a temple.
The official who had claimed that he was assaulted by DMK men in the presence of Alagiri, son of Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, however, later went back on his statement and said he was not roughed up.
“The unearthing of Rs 5.11 crore cash from a bus here and the attack on poll official in Madurai District are only marks of shame to democracy,” the leader of opposition in Lok Sabha said.
“Karunanidhi’s outburst shows his frustration,” she said, referring to the chief minister’s criticism of the Election Commission for its tough actions, which he said had created an undeclared emergency.