Chennai, Oct 6: The Madras High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition which sought details on the the health of Tamil Nadu chief minister, J Jayalalithaa. The court termed the petition as a publicity stunt while rejecting the same. The petition was heard by a division Bench comprising Chief Justice S K Kaul and Justice R Mahadevan.
The Bench also warned the petitioner not to use the judiciary as a forum for political purposes. On Tuesday, the petitioner had made a mention before a Division Bench comprising Justices M M Sundresh and R Mahadevan.
The Bench headed by the Chief Justice which hears public interest litigations was seated at the Madurai Bench.
When the petition was taken up on Tuesday, the Bench headed by Justice Sundresh directed the Advocate General to get instructions and make an oral statement on the health of the CM.
However, on Thursday when the matter came up it was posted before the regular Bench headed by the Chief Justice.
In the petition which was filed by social activist, Traffic Ramaswamy he sought to declare the real status of the Chief Minister with material proof.
He said that although the Governor and union minister of state, Pon Radhakrishnan had visited the hospital, they had not provided the exact details regarding the Chief Minister.
There have been repeated requests made by the opposition to release her photograph and give clarity on the situation, the petitioner also stated.
He also claimed that he was filing this petition only because there were many people who are anxious. Many have approached me to do something on the issue and hence I decided to approach the court, the petitioner also contended.
Responding to the petitioner, the Advocate General of Tamil Nadu, Manishankar said that the hospitals were releasing medical bulletins periodically on the health of the Chief Minister.