AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa today lambasted DMK for fielding former Union ministers A Raja and Dayanidhi Maran, accused in 2G and Aircel-Maxis cases respectively.
Addressing an election rally here, Jayalalithaa said while Raja was facing corruption charges in the 2G case, Maran was an accused in Aircel-Maxis, besides illegally procuring 300 telephone connections at his residence.
Taking a dig at the defence offered by DMK chief M Karunanidhi that cases against the leaders were "weak", the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister asked, "What does it mean if there is no witness? Karunanidhi thinks that he can justify scam-tainted candidates contest and cheat the people." Jayalalithaa, who has been criss-crossing the state to ensure her party's victory in 39 seats in Tamil Nadu, appealed to the electorate to teach a lesson to the DMK for giving tickets to tainted leaders.
She also appealed the voters to ensure AIADMK's victory for an inclusive government at the Centre and criticised policies of the Congress-led UPA government.
Taking a jibe at Karunanidhi for his criticism over delay in taking up works in a power plant here, she said various procedures were involved including getting approvals from Centre which had been adopting a "step-motherly attitude" towards the state.
"We don't know how to award contracts without following procedures nor work swiftly like issuing 2G licenses," she quipped.