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Stalin seeks dismissal of EPS

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president M.K. Stalin on Saturday urged Governor Banwarilal Purohit to dismiss Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami if he refused to step down in the wake of the Madras High Court ordering a Central Bureau of Investigation inquiry into allegations of corruption in contracts awarded by the State Highways department.

“The Chief Minister has lost the moral right to continue in the post since the portfolio is held by him. His continuation is untenable and will not augur well for Tamil Nadu,” said Mr. Stalin, in a statement.

‘CM has no answers’

Mr. Stalin condemned AIADMK organisation secretary C. Ponnaiyan’s announcement in a press conference that the DVAC would file an appeal against the order of the Madras High Court.

“The Chief Minister lacks courage to respond to the allegation and has left it to the organisation secretary of the party to respond. It proves that he has no answers,” Mr. Stalin said.

Mr. Stalin said Mr. Ponnaiyan’s announcement was proof that the DVAC was not only under the control of the government, but also under the party.

His continuation is untenable and will not augur well for Tamil Nadu

Stalin

President, DMK

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