Tamil Nadu Opposition leader and DMK chief M K Stalin is set to meet Governor Banwarilal Purohit later today, to seek a probe into the charges made against Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami in the Kodanadu estate issue. Speaking to reporters on Sunday, he demanded Palaniswami's resignation over his alleged role in the Kodanadu estate case. He said he will take up the matter with Purohit on Monday and seek a high-level probe into Palaniswami's role.
Stating that there were many mysterious incidents and deaths that occurred at the Kodanad estate, Stalin listed out a number of them, including the death of a security guard, the alleged suicide of the CCTV operator, the mysterious road accident death of C Kanagaraj — the main accused in the robbery case — and a similar accident that killed the wife and the daughter of K V Sayan, the second accused.
"Without replying to anything the CM says it’s a political conspiracy. Is he prepared to step down if the charges against him are proved? Will he order a judicial probe?” Stalin said.
Stalin said the DMK had sought an appointment with the Tamil Nadu Governor and with the President to apprise them of the issue. "The CM has not properly responded to the allegations made by journalist Mathew Samuel. Instead, he has filed cases against the journalist, demanding his arrest," Stalin said.