Chennai (tip): A DMK minister is now in the line of fire in the coal scam. As reported by the national daily, Times of India, Minister of state for Information and Broadcasting S Jagathrakshakan is now being linked to the coal scam.
In 2007, Jagathrakshakan’s company JR Power Gen Pvt Limited entered into an MOU with a public sector company PITDIC just five days before the PSU was allotted coal blocks.
JR power had no standing in the industry at that stage. In 2010, the company sold 51 per cent stake to a Hyderabad based power company.
The DMK, however, has said, “The MOS for information and broadcasting was not a member of the DMK in 2007.”