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DMK demands TN minister's dismissal

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Opposition DMK Monday demanded dismissal of Youth from the state cabinet, following his conviction by a special court in a two-decade old riots case.

Reddy was on Monday sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment by a special court here in the case related to a protest against illicit liquor in Hosur in 1998.

of Opposition in Assembly, MK Stalin, described the court verdict against Reddy as a "shame" for the ruling AIADMK led by K Palaniswami.

He wondered why the has not yet dismissed Reddy from the cabinet and questioned Banwarilal Purohit's 'silence' on the matter.

"must be dismissed without any delay... his continuing in the post is not only an insult to the cabinet but will also bring disrepute to Tamil Nadu," said in a statement.

If the failed to sack his colleague, then the should step in and take action against not only Reddy but also C Vijayabaskar and state TK Rajendran, whose presmises the CBI had earlier searched in connection with its probe into the Gutka scam, he said.

Reddy, then a member, was convicted by special judgefor cases involving MPS and MLAs JShanthi in the 1998 case.

The Judge, however, accepted a plea of the minister's and stayed the sentence enabling him to file an appeal in the

Besides Reddy, who represents Hosur constituency in the assembly, the court sentenced 15 other accused in the case to three years rigorous imprisonment.

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First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 20:35 IST