Breach of Privilege complaint against Jaya in TN House

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Chennai, Feb 1 (UNI) Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker R Avudaiappan today referred to the Privileges Committee, a charge against leader of the opposition and AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa that she had allegedly misled the House and created a bad impression about Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi in the minds of the people.

He told newspersons here that PWD and Law minister Duraimurugan had lodged a complaint to him that Ms Jayalalithaa had suppressed facts and provided wrong information to the House about a Supreme Court order in a POTA case.

There seems to be a prima facie case of breach of privilege of House, he said, adding he was referring the complaint to the Committee under Rule 226 of the Assembly rules.

He said Mr Duraimurugan, in his complaint had contended that Ms Jayalalithaa had quoted only portions favourable to her in the SC order to divert the attention of the Members in the House and cast aspersions on Mr Karunanidhi.

''On the face of it there appears to be a breach of privilege case'', he said.

Under the powers vested in him, he has, suo motu, referred the complaint to the committee for further action, the Speaker added.

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