Annamalai hits back at PTR on audio clip issue, BJP meets TN guv seeking inquiry

Chennai: The BJP’s state unit on Sunday knocked on the doors of Raj Bhavan with a plea for inquiry into Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan ‘s (PTR) purported remarks about the assets of the DMK’s ‘first family’ in an audio clip, which PTR claimed was “fabricated.”.

Rajan had dismissed as “fabricated” the audio clip where he is claimed to have made some comments about the alleged assets of Chief Minister M K Stalin’s son and Sports Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin and son-in-law V Sabareesan.

Since the minister “is resting on an argument that this audio is fabricated, we challenge him to produce an audio clip with similar content but instead in my voice,” Annamalai said.

“We shall submit both audio samples to a court-monitored investigation and let the investigating agency ascertain the genuine nature of both audio clips,” he insisted.

The BJP leader said he will submit his voice sample and expected PTR to do the same.

Rajan should understand it is “too big a case to be brushed under the carpet with weak statements posted as defence,” he added.

PTR had earlier described the audio clip as “malicious, fabricated,” and asserted anyone could make such clips with the help of technology.