DMK opposes Jayalalithaa’s portrait in Tamil Nadu Assembly

DMK opposes Jayalalithaa’s portrait in Tamil Nadu Assembly

DMK opposes Jayalalithaa’s portrait in Tamil Nadu AssemblyDMK working president M.K. Stalin says that unveiling a portrait of a person who had been convicted by the Supreme Court was against law.

Taking exception to the AIADMK government’s decision to unveil a portrait of its late leader and former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Hall, Opposition parties led by the DMK on Sunday announced that they would boycott the function on Monday.

Contending that Jayalalithaa was the prime accused in the disproportionate assets case in which the Supreme Court convicted all the accused (after her death), DMK working president M.K. Stalin said it would set a bad precedent as she was convicted in the case. Mr. Stalin told journalists that unveiling a portrait of a person who had been convicted by the Supreme Court was against law.

தடைசெய்யப்பட்ட “குட்கா” போதைபொருளின் தாராள விற்பனையை பகிரங்கப்படுத்த சட்டமன்றத்திற்குள் கொண்டுவந்தது, “அவை மீறல்” என்றவர்கள், அரசியல் சட்டத்துக்கும்-உச்சநீதிமன்ற தீர்ப்புக்கும் விரோதமாக ஊழல் குற்றவாளியின் படத்தை சட்டமன்றத்திற்கு உள்ளேயே திறந்துவைக்க முயற்சிப்பது கண்டிக்கத்தக்கது.

 

“It is a black move and I condemn it on behalf of the DMK. Already, a petition filed by our party MLA J. Anbazhagan against keeping the portrait of Jayalalithaa [in the Assembly] is pending before the court. Since the case will be taken up for hearing, the government has organised the event in a hurried manner before 9.30 a.m.,” he alleged.

DMK MLA J. Anbazhagan submitted a representation to the office of the Speaker and Assembly Secretary on Sunday opposing the move.

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