Raja loyalists fly to Delhi, keep fingers crossed

Hundreds of DMK cadre from Perambalur and Ariyalur left for New Delhi on Wednesday, hoping that the CBI special court would give former Union Telecommunication minister A Raja clean chit in the 2G Spe

Published: 21st December 2017 02:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st December 2017 07:21 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

TIRUCHY: Hundreds of DMK cadre from Perambalur and Ariyalur left for New Delhi on Wednesday, hoping that the CBI special court would give former Union Telecommunication minister A Raja clean chit in the 2G Spectrum allocation case.

Before his elevation as propaganda secretary, Raja was the district secretary of DMK’s Perambalur unit (Ariyalur was carved out as a separate district later), which explains the support he enjoys in these districts. Also, he has supporters in The Nilgiris too, from where he was elected Member of Parliament. On Wednesday, several functionaries from the three districts landed in the national capital confident of a favourable verdict.

Ariyalur district secretary of DMK, S Siva Sankar and Perambalur district secretary Kunnam Rajendran reached New Delhi by flights on Wednesday. Former state ministers Ramachandran and Mathivanan among others, are also in Delhi. Speaking to Express, S.Siva Sankar said “Raja attended all the hearings and did not buy time. It was the CBI advocates, who struggled a lot to put forth their arguments.”

“Hundreds of cadres would gather in front of the special court in New Delhi on Thursday, expecting a favourable verdict,”said a DMK functionary before boarding flight in Chennai. The celebrations would start right there if the verdict is ours, he added. Not only them, party cadre who could not go to New Delhi are planning to organize widespread celebrations in Perambalur, Ariyalur and Nilgiris.

“We are ready with crackers and sweets. We have arranged wooden poles and also frames to erect banners wishing and welcoming Raja. We are confident that the court would acquit him. We also plan to go to Chennai to welcome him,” said DMK functionaries.

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