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Raja arrives to a rousing reception in Chennai

PTI 08 Jun 2012, 22:25:27 IST
Chennai, Jun 8: Former Telecom Minister A. Raja, the prime accused in the 2G spectrum scam who was released on bail recently, arrived here today to a rousing reception by party workers at the airport on his first visit to the home State since his arrest in February last year.

Party supporters thronged the Kamaraj domestic airport in good numbers to receive the Dalit face of DMK as a visibly happy Raja waved at them before boarding a car to meet his party chief M. Karunanidhi.

Slogan-shouting and folk numbers played by a band greeted the MP from Nilgiris as the party men carried placards hailing Raja as a “Bold” and “Bright Sun”, DMK's election symbol.

The supporters wore T-shirts with slogans hailing Mr. Raja and carrying the picture of party leader M. K. Stalin.

“Raja had conquered Tihar jail”, read the slogans apparently referring to his incarceration and release from the Delhi prison where he was lodged for 15 months after he was arrested by the CBI.

A Delhi court had on Thursday allowed Mr. Raja to visit Tamil Nadu between June 8 and June 30 accepting his plea.