Jaya desperate to save 'illegal' bungalow: CM

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Chennai, Sep 20 (UNI) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK President M Karunanidhi today said AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa was desperately trying to save her Kodanadu tea estate bungalow, even as authorities were taking steps to demolish it for violation of rules.

Answering questions, Mr Karunanidhi alleged that Ms Jayalalithaa was deliberately staying in the bungalow when the local administration was taking steps to demolish it on the ground that it was built in violation of rules in the hill station.

He said after taking the matter to the High Court, she was desperately trying to save the bungalow from demolition and added that the people of the state were watching her actions.

Her party workers were also dismayed over her act, he said.

When the controversy over the bungalow broke out, Ms Jayalalithaa denied that she owned it. However, after making public the evidence and bringing the truth to light, Ms Jayalalithaa was now trying to save the building, Mr Karunanidhi said.

The Madras High Court meanwhile, refused to grant interim injunction in the case relating to the demolition of permanent structures in the tea estate. The court, however, asked the state government not to initiate any action on the notice issued by the local Panchayat President till October eight.


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