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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Chidambaram hits back at Jayalalithaa

Accusing Home Minister P Chidambaram of getting himself elected to Parliament through "fraudulent" means, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today said his continuance in the Union Council of Ministers was untenable and sought his resignation.
Chidambaram hits back at Jayalalithaa
Jayalalithaa said the data entry operator in the Sivaganga Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu transferred votes secured by AIADMK candidate Raja Kannappan to Chidambaram's credit in the 2009 general elections.

Hours after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa called Union Home Minister P Chidambaram's election to Parliament a fraud, the senior Congress leader hit back Tuesday holding that the CM's remark is a contempt of court.

In a statement issued shortly after Jaya's remark in Delhi after meeting the Prime Minister, Chidambaram said: "Miss Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has the habit of starting on the wrong foot."

He said Mr. Rajakannappan had also contested the Assembly elections last month and lost from one of the segments falling under his parliamentary constituency Sivaganga.

"Perhaps, she would say that that election result was also fraudulent," he said.

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