Reacting to the Income Tax (I-T) raids at Poes Garden residence of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, AIADMK rebel leader TTV Dhinakaran said the action has been taken in order to destroy the family.
“Attempts being made to destroy our family using the Income Tax department, we are not scared and won’t run away,” Dhinakaran was quoted as saying by ANI.
On Friday, at around 9 pm, the I-T department had raided the premises of Poes Garden. Following the searches, Dhinakaran had blamed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palanisamy and his deputy O Panneerselvam behind the searches.
He said, “The raids shows OPS and EPS would commit any treachery to save their posts. The searches are an assault on Amma’s legacy and EPS and OPS are behind it. People behind these raids have to answer one crore ADMK cadres.”
Dinakaran described the raid as an “insult” to Jayalalithaa and said Modi and Jaitley were misusing the Income Tax department and the Enforcement Directorate to destroy Sasikala’s family, derisively known as the Mannagurdi Mafia in the state.
He further accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and finance minister Arun Jaitley of orchestrating a series of Income Tax raids