Jayalalithaa's portrait unveiled in TN assembly, DMK moves Madras HC to remove it

CHENNAI: An hour after a seven-foot prime portrait of past due chief minister J Jayalalithaa was once unveiled within the Tamil Nadu meeting through Speaker P Dhanapal, the DMK on Monday moved the Madras prime courtroom in search of to remove it, as Jayalalithaa was once "found guilty of corruption charges by the Supreme Court."
When the primary bench of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Abdul Quddhose commenced its lawsuits around 10.30am, senior recommend P Wilson for the DMK made an urgent point out and asked the courtroom to take in the plea on an urgent basis.

However, noting that it needed to listen a plea moved through Karti Chidambaram assailing the lookout realize issued through the CBI, as consistent with the direction of the Supreme Court, the bench stated it could take in DMK's plea for listening to on Tuesday.

According to the petitioner, Jayalalithaa was once discovered to blame in corruption fees. She was once in the beginning convicted through a distinct courtroom; later the same was once put aside through the Karnataka prime courtroom and on enchantment, the Supreme Court discovered the entire accused including her to blame of corruption fees, he stated.

In view of her death, she was once not sentenced and appeals towards her have been treated abated. At the same time, the co-accused have been convicted, sentenced to four years imprisonment with effective of Rs 100 crore and the homes belonging to the accused have been ordered to be attached.

In such cases, the DMK had already moved the prime courtroom in search of to remove the pictures and the name of Jayalalithaa displayed and mentioned in executive places of work, constructions, public sector undertakings and executive schemes, he stated. The case continues to be pending within the courtroom.

While the details being so, the speaker of the meeting arbitrarily took a call on February 10 to unveil a portrait of Jayalalithaa within the meeting corridor around nine.30am on Monday within the presence of the manager minister Edappadi Ok Palaniswami and the deputy chief Minister O Panneerselvam. The speaker unveiled the portrait on Monday morning. .

Claiming that the decision of the speaker was once unconstitutional, tainted with illegality, but even so extremely arbitrary, unreasonable and reeks of malice in regulation, Wilson stated, "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 intention of the then speakers to display photographs of renowned, eminent, virtuous leaders of the past 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. It could never have been the intention of the then speakers to hang portraits of convicts, culprits or people convicted for offences involving moral turpitude like corruption," he stated.

"Purity and probity in public life are the touchstones of any democratic setup, and people who have been convicted for graft are the anti-thesis of constitutional governance. The speaker's autocratic, illegal and arbitrary decision to unveil the portrait of Jayalalithaa, a person who is found to be guilty by the Supreme Court of India, is untenable and cannot be countenanced in law or on morality," he added.

Wilson then sought the courtroom to grant an period in-between direction asking the government to forthwith remove the portrait of Jayalalithaa from the precincts of meeting, pending disposal of the above plea.

The first portrait of a woman in meeting


The portrait of Jayalalithaa was once performed through R Mathiazhagan, former main of Government Arts College. It is the primary portrait of a woman within the meeting. Earlier, there are 10 other portraits within the meeting, including the ones of former chief ministers C Rajagopalachari, C N Annadurai and M G Ramachandran and leaders like Periyar and Muthuramalinga Thevar.


Opposition DMK, Congress and IUML boycotted the serve as and their seats have been occupied through AIADMK cadre. They sat at the seats of all opposition MLAs excluding the seat of leader of opposition M Ok Stalin.


AIADMK celebration songs have been performed and partymen shouted slogans quickly after the portrait was once unveiled.


Congress legislator S Vijayadharani, who did not attend the serve as, later met the speaker and deputy speaker and thanked them for unveiling a woman's portrait. The Congress is most probably to do so towards her for going towards the celebration's decision.
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