Speaking to reporters after the submission of the second part of the DMK Files to Governor RN Ravi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state vice-president Karu Nagarajan gave a short explanation of the three alleged scams amounting to Rs 5600 crore.
Chennai One IT SEZ- 3000 Crore Scam-ETL Infrastructure Services Limited
"During 2006-11, the DMK government in collusion with P Chidambaram, a minister in the Congress government, most of the shares of Chennai One IT SEZ were transferred from a government owned company to a private company in a step by step manner. Today,95.4 per cent of the shares are in private hands.
"If you look at the property value, building value and the revenue, the Tamil Nadu government is today facing an estimated loss of Rs 3000 crore."
Reflector Stickers-2000 Crore Scam in Transport Department
"Tamil Nadu government has given contract to supply reflective stickers for heavy vehicles. Five companies are supplying as per this contract. About Rs 2000 crore is being spent for this.
"But none of these five companies manufacture stickers. They do not have any relation with this business. They are not paying GST of any form.These companies are based in houses of Udhayanidhi Stalin's friends.
"The government is losing Rs 2000 crore."
Pesticide Supply Scam In Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation (TNMSC)- Rs 600 Crore
"There is a big company called Paramount Pesticides based in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh which supplies to various state governments.
"What has happened in Tamil Nadu is that, certain companies are supplying pesticides to the Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation (TNMSC) by claiming to be the agents/ distributors of Paramount Pesticides.
"No action has been taken against them, even though Paramount had complained to the government saying that action must be taken against these companies as they are not its agents.
"This is causing a loss of Rs 300 crore per year to the exchequer."
Regarding the box of documents submitted to Governor Ravi, he said that in addition to information about the aforementioned three scams, it contained documents related to nine ministers and their benamis.
S Rajesh is Staff Writer at Swarajya.
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