DMK moves HC seeking removal of Jayalalithaa's portrait from Assembly

CHENNAI: Barely an hour after a portrait of late AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa was once on Monday unveiled within the Tamil Nadu Assembly by Speaker P Dhanapal, the opposition DMK moved the Madras High Court searching for its elimination at the grounds that she was once discovered to blame on corruption fees.
When the first bench of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Abdul Quddhose commenced proceedings on Monday at about 10.30 am, DMK's counsel P Wilson made an urgent point out and requested the court docket to absorb the plea.

However, noting that the bench has to hear a plea moved by Congress chief P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram difficult the lookout understand issued by the CBI, as consistent with the course of the Supreme Court, the bench mentioned that it will absorb the DMK's plea on Tuesday.

According to the petitioner, Jayalalithaa was once convicted by a different court docket on graft fees. Later the same was once set aside by the Karnataka high court docket and on enchantment the Supreme Court discovered the entire accused to blame of the costs. In view of her dying, appeals against Jayalalithaa have been treated as abated, the petitioner mentioned.

At the same time, the co-accused have been convicted; sentenced to 4 years imprisonment and properties belonging to them have been ordered to be connected, the DMK counsel mentioned.

In such cases, the DMK has already filed a plea within the high court docket searching for elimination of pictures and the name of Jayalalithaa displayed and discussed in govt offices, buildings, public sector undertakings and govt schemes by the state govt that is still pending in court docket, the petitioner submitted.

The plea alleged that the Speaker has "arbitrarily" taken a choice on February 10 to unveil a portrait of Jayalalithaa within the meeting corridor today within the presence of the manager minister and the deputy leader minister.

The seven-ft high portrait was once successfully unveiled this morning, the petitioner mentioned.

The choice of the speaker was once unconstitutional, tainted with illegality, but even so extremely arbitrary, unreasonable and reeks of malice in legislation, the petitioner's counsel mentioned.


"It is antithetical to standards of morality and probity enshrined in our Constitution and expounded by the Supreme Court of India from time to time," the counsel mentioned.


"The intention of the then Speakers to display photographs.. inside the Assembly was to serve as an example and reminder to all the members of the august assembly that the elected representatives should live and conduct themselves like these leaders whose life is an example of the highest standards of public life," the petitioner submitted.


"It could never have been the intention of the then speakers to hang portraits of convicts, culprits or persons convicted of offences involving moral turpitude like corruption," the petitioner mentioned.


The plea urged the court docket to grant interim course directing the government to forthwith take away the portrait of Jayalalithaa from the precincts of the meeting, pending disposal of the above plea.
DMK moves HC seeking removal of Jayalalithaa's portrait from Assembly DMK moves HC seeking removal of Jayalalithaa's portrait from Assembly Reviewed by kailash soni on February 12, 2018 Rating: 5
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