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Ahead of bypolls, Karti P Chidambaram to launch campaign against cash distribution

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The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday conducted raids on senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram's son Karti's properties in Delhi and Chennai in connection with the INX Media money laundering case. The raids were being conducted at one location in Delhi and four in Chennai.The ED had registered a money laundering case against Karti in May 2017.
Source: newsworldindia

Aiming to stop distribution of cash for votes, son of former union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Karti P Chidambaram will launch a campaign titled ‘my vote is not for sale’ on behalf of his non-political group G67 (Generation after 1967) at Tondiarpet in poll bound R K Nagar.

The campaign ahead of by polls has raised the eyebrows of many in the state. In bypolls Congress has gone to bat for ally DMK candidate Maruthu Ganesh. The RK Nagar bypolls scheduled for 12 April.

“What would AIADMK speakers say if a prominent person of our party holds an event of this sort in the middle of a by poll, and that too when our ally DMK has fielded a candidate?” wondered a TNCC senior requesting anonymity.

A few DMK seniors, who were visibly annoyed by the campaign, however, put up a brave face by opining that they were also against distribution of cash for votes and they were busy meeting people now.

Dismissing the criticism, Karti told DT Next that a non-political group and any person born after 1967 and fights against distribution of cash for votes was free to join his campaign.

 “G67 has nothing to do with Congress. If not a by election, when else can I do it? This campaign is against all those who try to buy votes?” Karti said.

Asked if he would not campaign for their ally DMK’s candidate Maruthu, he tersely said, “I will not campaign for anyone.”