CHENNAI: Opposition DMK today dubbed as an 'eyewash' the probe ordered into the death of late chief minister Jayalalithaa, saying if the Palaniswami regime was truly interested in going into the 'mysteries', it should prefer a CBI investigation.
DMK Working President M K Stalin also demanded the resignation of Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his cabinet to facilitate a 'fair' probe by CBI.
Stalin, the Leader of the Opposition in the state assembly, said the move was "an eyewash" and a plan to facilitate the merger of the two rival factions led by former chief minister O Panneerselvam and Palaniswami to continue "corruption" without any arguments or problems among them.
He had earlier demanded a probe by a sitting high court judge.
Stalin's party colleague T K S Elangovan said the probe move was aimed at easing out jailed party chief V K Sasikala and her family from politics.
In his reaction, PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss demanded a CBI probe and described the announcement of an Inquiry Commission as a "part of a political gimmick."
He described such inquiries as a "ritual" of "no use" and added that it was to satisfy "some".