Karunanidhi has asked police to arrest me: Jayalalitha

October 26th, 2008 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) Leader of the opposition and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary J. Jayalalitha Sunday evening alleged that Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has asked the police officials to arrest her “under some pretext or other”.”Stung by my demanding the arrest of Karunanidhi and the dismissal of his government for anti-national crimes for which Marumalarchi DMK leaders Vaiko and M. Kannappan were arrested, the chief minister has exhorted reluctant police officials to immediately arrest me under some pretext or other. I have been informed about this by officials,” Jayalalitha said in a statement.

“Since MDMK leaders have been arrested after being accused of anti-national acts of supporting the banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, for circulating elegies for the deaths of LTTE leaders Tamilselvan and Anton Balasingham using government machinery, Karunanidhi too deserves to be arrested,” Jayalalitha said.

“As I demanded that this be done by the central government after dismissing the minority DMK regime due to the impossibility of the state police detaining a chief minister, Karunanidhi is planning this vengeful action against me,” Jayalalitha added.

She also demanded, in her statement, the arrest of film personalities Ramanarayanan, director Bharti Raja and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi leader Thol Thirumavalavan for their anti-national statements in praise of LTTE leader Prabhakaran.

The DMK is yet to react to this claim.

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