Days after releasing the DMK files that eventually backfired against him, Tamil Nadu BJP President Annamalai has on Thursday - April 20 shared a purported leaked audio of Tamil Nadu Finance Minister PTR Palanivel Thiaga Rajan that was in a fashion of giving a new political headache for the ruling DMK. Though the audio remains unverified, the BJP functionaries are spreading it to attack the state ruling party.
Sharing the audio, Annamalai cited that PTR has revealed that Chief Minister MK Stalin's son and minister Udhayanidhi Stalin and MK Stalin's son-in-law Sabareesan have made Rs 30,000 crores in a year. The BJP leader used this audio to put more weight behind his DMK files. Annamalai wrote, "In a conversation with a journalist, TN State Finance Minister reveals that TN CM's son Udhayanidhi Stalin & Son in Law Sabareesan have accumulated Rs 30,000 crores in a year."
"With every passing day, these substantiate the claims made by us in DMK Files", Annamalai added. In a viral audio that surfaced on social media Wednesday night, PTR is allegedly saying, "Both Udhay and Sabari (Sabareesan) have realised they have made more money in one year than their grandparents did in their lives. And now, it's getting to be a problem."
PTR further alleges, "How to handle it? How to not get caught. Its all being made gradually 10 to 20 crores. It's all playing like, can't really tell pretty close...will say 30,000 crores." The source of the audio is still unknown but has earned an audience from the functionaries of the saffron camp. Annamalai has shared this audio at a high time when he has been facing a legal challenge from the DMK over his defamatory allegations during the release of DMK files.
Last week, Annamalai had released DMK files to showcase the corruption committed by the DMK ministers and MK Stalin's family. However, Annamalai projected the asset values and investments made by the DMK leaders and he also alleged that Stalin's son-in-law Sabareesan has committed money laundering. He also provided the invoice for his Rafale wrist watch and while he aimed to come clean through this episode after controversies, the story went the opposite as his statements had emerged more questions against him.
DMK has staunchly slammed Annamalai for his claims and the party has also sent a legal notice to him. The notice, that was sent through DMK MP and advocate P Wilson, read, "You have made defamatory allegations knowing full well the same are far from truth besides scandalous and malicious. In such a situation, you are liable to be prosecuted in law for defamation." As Annamalai has also attacked Udhayanidhi Stalin, the latter on Wednesday sent a legal notice to the BJP leader demanding him to offer an unconditional apology for the defamatory remarks.