DMK functioning president M.K. Stalin demanded a judicial inquiry into the death of civil works contractor Subramanian on Tuesday. It is a confidential aide of Health Minister C. Vijaya Baskar in Namakkal, and the death of Kanagaraj who is the driver for former Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa in a road accident. Stalin had submitted the Statement by saying there was the strangeness behind the death of contractor Subramanian, at whose house the I-T department attended searches last month. The Leader of the Defense called upon Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami to drop from his cabinet. Mr. Vijaya Baskar has come under the opposing investigation of the Income Tax Department, as well as Food Minister Kamaraj, upon whom the Supreme Court had decreed the registration of a FIR in connection with a cheating case.
Police have declared that the contractor committed suicide. He Alleged as,
“Suddenly, he has committed suicide at his farm house, and there are a lot of mysteries surrounding his death. I-T officials recovered a lot of documents from Subramanian’s residence and his death is likely to affect the entire investigation against Mr. Vijaya Baskar in connection with bribing of voters in the R.K. Nagar constituency,”
Mr. Stalin told that Mr. Subramanian, who was considered a main witness in the case, had been intentionally eliminated. He also said,
“Similarly, the death of Jayalalithaa’s driver Kanagaraj, who is said to have played a role in the murder of the security guard at the Kodanadu Estate bungalow, in a car accident, also came as a shock,”
During the R.K. Nagar Assembly constituency, the DMK’s representation demands to the Election Commission to take steps to purify the voters’ list, by removing ineligible voters falling under the category “absent, displaced and deaths” and also voters having double and multiple entries in the voters’ list. In a letter to the Election Commission, the party’s group secretary R.S. Bharathi said, Byelection required at any time, purification of electors list was compulsory and imperative to conduct a free and fair election.
The EC had answered by stating that the representation forwarded to the District Election Officer and Commissioner of Greater Chennai Corporation for individual action. But there was no more communication.