Madras High Court orders notices to Jaya, Tamil daily

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Chennai, Nov 26 (UNI) The Madras High court today ordered notices to AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa and a Tamil daily on a writ petition, seeking a direction to restrain her from making any critical statements and staging demonstrations about power crisis in Tamil Nadu.

Mr Justice P R Sivakumar, ordered notices after admitting the petition, filed by S Rathinsabapathy, General Secretary of Tamil Nadu Electricity Board Workers Progressive Union.

The judge posted the case to December 12 for hearing.

Stating that the state was facing power crisis and though power cut was minimal in the state, compared to other states, Ms Jayalalithaa was attempting to create a seene as if the entire state was reeling under indiscriminate power cut, he submitted.

The aim of Ms Jayalalithaa and the daily was to create a sense of intolerance in the minds of people with oblique motive. In the process, the AIADMK leader was propogating false allegations and instigate her party workers to stage demonstrations in front of the Electricity board offices.

Having consumed power to the tune of Rs 1.02 lakhs bi-monthly, Ms Jayalalithaa was alleging that Tamil Nadu was dark. This was nothing but untrue allegations, intended to cause public disorder, the petitioner said.

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