Tamil Nadu: Another Audio, Allegedly Of State Finance Minister Palanivel Thiagarajan, Released By Annamalai; References To 'Money Management', 'Spoils' Heard

S Rajesh

Apr 25, 2023, 05:05 PM | Updated 05:12 PM IST

Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan
Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president K Annamalai has put out a second audio, allegedly of Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Palanivel Thiagarajan, in which the latter can be heard speaking about the problems he has with the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK).

In this audio, the voice alleged to be of the TN Finance Minister says that he likes the 'one man, one post' policy of the BJP and wants a separation of those who look after the party and those who look after the people.

He then targets Chief Minister MK Stalin's son Udhayanidhi Stalin and son-in-law Sabareesan saying that 'they are the party.'

There is also reference to 'money management' and 'spoils' but he does not name anyone.

Later he talks about quitting his job as Finance Minister saying that if he resigns from the job now, he would be moving out 'before the shit starts blowing in their face' and he would have the 'cleanliness of conscience.'

Following are the subtitles provided along with the audio-

"I have been a long time proponent of one man one post from the day I entered politics. It is what I like about the BJP.

Who looks after the party who looks after the people separate those...right?

Here every (beep) decision has to be by MLA and the Minister....who looks after the party who looks after the people...

Ohh..its easier to do money management...it is not a system...they are taking bulk of the spoils....

The party which is the CM's son and son-in-law

Ask them to make the financing...right...so I decided after watching this for 8 months...

This is not a sustainable model

The great luxury for me if I put my papers in...

In the short term I get out before the shit starts blowing up in their face...

I have the like...like kind of what you say

Cleanliness of my conscience that I did not have to like it wasn't (unclear)

I gave up the fight too early..I don't have to say it..

I'm no longer in the post..its not my job. Somebody did it...(unclear)"

(Audio ends)

The audio comes after Thiagarajan had said the previous audio in which he allegedly talks about the huge wealth amassed by Udhayanidhi Stalin and Sabareesan was fake.

A BJP team had then met Governor RN Ravi to request him for an independent forensic audit of the audio.

Also Read: Alleged Audio Of Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Palanivel Thiagarajan: 'Both Udhay And Sabaree Have Realised That They Have Made More Money In One Year...'

S Rajesh is Staff Writer at Swarajya.

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