Tuesday, March 29, 2011

BJP accuses Thangkabalu of securing seat through backdoor


Chennai, Mar 29 : The Bharatiya Janata Party today accused TNCC Chief K V Thangkabalu of securing a seat through the backdoor to contest the April 13 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls.

Talking to reporters here, BJP spokesperson S R Sekhar said Mr Thangkabalu had used his wife as a tool to secure a seat by betraying AICC President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

He said Mr Thangkabalu had deliberately ensured that the nomination of his wife Jayanthi Thangkabalu, the official candidate of the Congress for the Mylapore seat, was rejected.

The affidavits of both Mr Thangkabalu, and his wife were prepared by the same Notary Public.

Ms Jayanthi's papers were filed deliberately without her signature in two nomination papers, resulting in its rejection, to enable Mr Thangkabalu to contest the seat, he charged.

Since various groups in the Congress would certainly oppose his candidature, Mr Thankgabalu used his wife's name to get a seat through backdoor means.

Mr Sekhar said Mr Thangkabalu had entered the fray to secure a Cabinet berth, in the event of DMK heading a coalition regime after the polls, to protect his educational institutions and the TV channel. However, he would not succeed in his efforts.

He also urged the Election Commission to look into complaints of wrongful disclosure of assets declared by Vellore Congress MLA C Gnanasekaran and take appropriate action on it.

Mr Sekhar said the Opposition alliance headed by the AIADMK, was a front comprising parties of divergent views and it would be very difficult for them to function if they win the polls.

He said the BJP's popularity has increased significantly and the party would win doube digit seats in the polls.

Senior national leaders like Party President Nitin Gadkari, L K Advani, Sushma Swaraj, Narendra Modi and Varun Gandhi would campaign in the state.

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