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In political palette of TN, saffron is a colour DMK wants turned pallid

On June 14, Balaji was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) after 18 hours of interrogation and a search of his official residence and chamber at the state Secretariat

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Security forces during ED’s searches at the premises of K Ponmudy in connection with a money laundering investigation in Chennai

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On June 11, the streetlights went out outside Chennai airport when Union Home Minister Amit Shah was in the ‘Detroit of Asia’ (as the Gateway to South India is nicknamed), following which Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers came out in protest, demanding a probe into the power outage. The very next day, state power minister V Senthil Balaji clarified that this was ‘accidental’. On June 14, Balaji was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) after 18 hours of interrogation and a search of his official residence and chamber at the state Secretariat.

While many see this arrest as a coincidence,

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First Published: Jul 23 2023 | 9:39 PM IST

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