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He also wanted to known the status of many desalination projects announced since 2013 at a total cost of over Rs 25,000 crore.
Velumani apprised the Union minister that the funds were needed by the Tamil Nadu government to carry out welfare schemes for rural development and to improve the quality of life of rural people.
Petitioner alleged that contracts were awarded to KCP Engineers and Vardhan Infrastructure even though they did not have expertise in the area.
Minister S P Velumani announced that he would quit politics if the charges against him about showing favouritism in awarding tenders in the Municipal Administration department were proved.
He also challenged Velumani whether he was ready for an open debate on the corruption charges levelled by DMK.
Meanwhile, DMK president MK Stalin, in a statement, raised the same demand and sought removal of the minister from the Cabinet.
The minister has been accused of unlawfully awarding government contracts related to various municipalities and corporations to firms run by his relatives and close aides.
Velumani meets Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, seeks Rs 1,390 crore funds for local bodies in Tamil Nadu
TN got Rs 632 cr for urban and `758 cr for rural local bodies; min says TN ready for civic polls