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EC bribery case: TTV Dinakaran along with aide Mallikarjuna arrested

It is alleged that Dinakaran tried to bribe Election Commission officials in a bid to retain the two leaves party symbol following the split in the part after J Jayalalithaa's death.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 26, 2017 2:39 pm
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TTV Dinakaran, AIADMK leader and nephew of party chief Sasikala, has been arrested by the Delhi Police in connection with the bribery case regarding the party symbol. He was arrested along with his aide Mallikarjuna. It is alleged that Dinakaran tried to bribe Election Commission officials in a bid to retain the two leaves party symbol following the split in the part after J Jayalalithaa’s death.

Earlier, alleged middle man Sukesh Chandrashekhar and Dinakaran had reached the Delhi Police Crime Branch office for questioning. It was the fourth successive day of questioning for Dinakaran.

The R K Nagar bypoll in Tamil Nadu, necessitated by the death of J Jayalalithaa, had been postponed following the bribery allegations.

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    ASHOK KUMAR
    Apr 26, 2017 at 3:09 pm
    BJP will soon rule Tamilnadu.
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      Sathya
      Apr 26, 2017 at 5:42 am
      Corruption continues at all levels in India despite the impression that the ruling BJP is trying to wipe out corruption and black money. Transparency International recently reported that India has highest bribery rate among 16 Asia Pacific countries. All political parties directly or indirectly are responsible for corruption. In 2015-16 BJP reported a receipt of of over Rs. 76 crores as donations from 613 persons. Who are the donors and how much each one donated, etc. are not known. Those who can't cover their bribery trails get caught. Ruling parties also use government machinery to witch-hunt political opponents. Only the court can determine if Mr. Dinakaran's arrest is genuine or a case of yet another witch-hunt.
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        Pavithra
        Apr 26, 2017 at 4:37 am
        In indian politics it is a general practice for a newly formed ruling party to extort all that the outgoing politicians had looted. In this case DMK cannot extort because it is not in power. But BJP is acting as the incoming party to extort. I am not a supporter of that crimnal family(I don't even want to use her name). But the beauty is that the criminal out and criminal in(needless to say Modi is more than a crimnal with 1000s of king-whispering brahmin criminal as advisors) culture is going to destroy the country. Why would brahmin crimnals worry what happens to the country? After all those criminals have been doing this for 3000 years and it is not their country. This money will be used lavishly for RSS TERRORISM activities in addition to the money flowing from foreign countries especially The USA. And Modi is no saint, infact he is a TERRORIST HIMSELF with a saintly and innocence facade!
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          Sujatha Selvam
          Apr 26, 2017 at 2:41 am
          The game is not over. He will be coming out on bail within days. Mission accomplishes partly only when Tamil Nadu is put under President's Rule.
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            Manu USA
            Apr 26, 2017 at 1:15 am
            It's good, he got attested. Let put both together for 4 years. So sasikala don't miss him.
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