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The CBI Special Court's verdict to acquit all the accused, including senior DMK leaders, may trigger a political realignment in Tamil Nadu. Following the verdict, the 2G scandal, which loomed over DMK's political ambition is cleared now. The Order also came on a day RK Nagar is going for by-poll and experts say it may have some effect in favour of DMK. Following the verdict, DMK supporters have started celebrating across the city, especially in RK Nagar, after their leaders were acquitted in the 2G spectrum scam. They wanted to send out the message to the locals through the celebrations, said an observer. BJP MP Subramanian Swamy earlier tweeted saying "I learn from some BJP activists that the Chennai RK Nagar poll has narrowed to DMK vs Dinakaran. Obviously then Tamils must vote for TTVD." I learn from some BJP activists that the Chennai RK Nagar poll has narrowed to DMK vs Dinakaran. Obviously then Tamils must vote for TTVD.
I learn from some BJP activists that the Chennai RK Nagar poll has narrowed to DMK vs Dinakaran. Obviously then Tamils must vote for TTVD.— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) December 18, 2017
DMK's working President or Crown Prince of DMK M K Stalin used to oppose Centre, Modi and BJP openly in the past.There are different views also, BJP's primary charge has been that the UPA government perpetrated the scam. When there is a verdict against it, they have to go for an appeal. “I don't see the possibility of an immediate political tie-up between BJP and DMK because of this verdict,” argues Sumanth Raman, a political commentator. It will certainly give a boost to DMK in terms of the morale of the cadre and leaders since it has been the major case that has been used against them for years now. But eventually, we have to wait for an election to see whether they can capitalise on that, he adds. “There will be a realignment in the political scenario in Tamil Nadu following the verdict. Political parties may now gravitate towards DMK without any hesitation as the shadow of the 2G case is no more there on the party,” said another expert. Meanwhile, Stalin on Thursday welcomed the Delhi court’s judgement in the 2G spectrum scandal acquitting all the accused and termed it as “historic”. The case was filed in 2009. In the political history, a case was filed to defame and obliterate a political party, said Stalin.