Madurai | Senior BJP leader Dr. Subramanian Swamy said no party, even the BJP has right to prevent him from appealing against the Karnataka High Courts acquittal of AIADMK General Secretary Ms. J. Jayalalitha and three others in the disproportionate assets case.
There can be no party policy on whether to appeal against Karnataka High Court judgement. I am the complainant so it will be Contempt of Court to prevent me, he tweeted in his Twitter account.
Swamy had already said he will file a Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court next month against the acquittal of Ms. Jayalalitha in the disproportionate asset case, if the Karnataka government did not do so by then.
Meanwhile, talking to newsmen at Tirunelveli, he demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the alleged suicide of Tamilnadu Agricultural Engineering Departments Executive Engineer S. Muthukumarasamy.
Meanwhile Congress today said political decisions cannot make its government in Karnataka appeal against a court verdict acquitting AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa in a wealth case, but only legal merits would be considered.
This is something which will be determined not by political decisions but entirely by legal merits of the case, senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Milind Deora said. He was responding to reporters’ queries about opposition parties in Tamil Nadu, including DMK and Congress, stepping up pressure on Karnataka government to file an appeal in Supreme Court against Jayalalithaa’s acquittal and whether his party-run government was facing undue pressure from them.
Incidentally, PMK had even asked Karnataka government to file an appeal against the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s acquittal. Recalling the anti-graft legislation passed by the UPA government which disqualified an elected representative if he or she was found guilty of corruption, Deora said this was a message sent out by the previous Congress-led government against corruption.
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