New Delhi, Feb 23: The final hearing of the appeal filed by the Karnataka government challenging the acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has commenced before the Supreme Court. The matter is being heard by a Bench comprising Justices P C Ghose and Amitava Roy.
Dushyanth Dave, arguing for Karnataka told the Supreme Court that he will take three days to complete his arguments. He opened the arguments for the state of Karnataka which is challenging Jayalalithaa's acquittal in the DA case.
Last week Jayalalithaa had sought for the case to be adjourned by another week. The court had however asked her counsel to circulate the adjournment memo among the petitioners in the case.
Karnataka received the memo on Saturday and decided to oppose the adjournment. In a strongly worded objection, Karnataka said that there was a deliberate attempt being made to delay the case.
There have already been so many delays in the case and it would not be right to grant an adjournment. Karnataka says that it wants the matter to be heard on a day to day basis.
This was the second time that Jayalalithaa was seeking an adjournment in the case. Last month she filed a plea in the court seeking an adjournment on the grounds that Justice Ghose is also part of the Constitutional Bench that is hearing the Arunachal Pradesh case.
The court had granted the adjournment at that time and even Karnataka did not object to it.