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Madras HC dismisses PIL on Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalitha's health condition

Observing That It Should Not Be Used For “political Purposes', The Madras High Court On Thursday Dismissed A PIL Seeking A Detailed Report From The Government On The Health Of Tamil Nadu (TN) Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

PTI | Updated on: 06 Oct 2016, 04:47:36 PM
Tamil Nadu (TN) Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa (File/Gettyimages)


Observing that it should not be used for “political purposes”, the Madras High Court on Thursday dismissed a PIL seeking a detailed report from the government on the health of Tamil Nadu (TN) Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

Tamil Nadu CM is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Chennai since September 22.

When the PIL came up, the first bench headed by Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul observed, “This forum should not be used for political purposes and it is a publicity interest litigation.”

“The hospital is already issuing health bulletins. PIL is dismissed,” the court said.

The petitioner “Traffic” Ramaswamy, a social activist, had submitted that the people of Tamil Nadu were eager to know about the health condition of Jayalalithaa.

The PIL also sought releasing of photographs of the meeting Jayalalithaa is said to have had with her cabinet colleagues and officials in the hospital.

The 68-year-old AIADMK leader was admitted to the Apollo Hospital after she complained of fever and dehydration.           


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First Published : 06 Oct 2016, 04:43:00 PM

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