The NDA’s Virudhunagar candidate and MDMK chief Vaiko on Monday claimed that the DMK candidate for the same seat, S Rethinavelu, had links with the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for around a year.
Vaiko was campaigning in Sattur. While seeking support of the people at Mukkuranthal, he claimed that Rethinavelu had connections with Rajapaksa for around a year and they had even feasted together. He questioned former DMK minister K K S S R Ramachandran if he was acting as a broker for the meetings. Vaiko also questioned if DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi supported this ‘brokerage’.
Vaiko added that once the election was over and Narendra Modi became the prime minister, he would probe into the issue and would table a report about their relationship.
He said that with the election date nearing, political parties have started distributing money to the people from `500 to `1,000. He said that the election campaigns would wind up by Tuesday evening and asked the people to be on alert as the political parties would come and distribute money to the people at night. He added that if people received any information about money distribution in an area, they can call the MDMK office and that the party would take up the issue with the Election Commission. He expressed hope that he was going to win this election with a margin of one lakh votes and asked people to support him. (Indian Express)