Jayalalithaa making deliberate attempt to delay DA case, Karnataka to tell SC

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Chennai, Feb 22: The Karnataka Government will file its objections to the adjournment sought by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case. In the objections to be filed in the Supreme Court tomorrow, the Karnataka government will say that she is making a deliberate attempt to delay the proceedings.

After the case had been posted for a day to day hearing, this is the second time that she has sought an adjournment. The last time she had sought an adjournment was in January on the ground that Justice P C Ghose who is hearing the case is also part of the Constitutional Bench, which is hearing the Arunachal Pradesh case. On Friday, she moved for yet another adjournment on the same grounds.


Deliberate attempt to delay proceedings:

Karnataka in its objections will state that Jayalalithaa is trying to delay proceedings deliberately. We are not in favour of any further adjournments and want the case to be heard immediately, Karnataka would also state. The matter has already been delayed and we want the hearing to commence immediately, the objections to be filed in the Supreme Court tomorrow would state.

When Jayalalithaa had moved for an adjournment of the case on Friday, the court had asked her counsel to circulate the memo for adjournment. Karnataka has received the memo for the adjournment and based on this the objections are being filed. The Supreme Court, on Friday had also indicated that since several constitutional benches have been constituted there is likely to be a reshuffle in the sitting of judges.

Justice Ghosh said that there is likely to be change in the Bench. When asked if this point comes up tomorrow, the Karnataka government official said that they will ask for a reconstitution of the Bench immediately. The Bench can be reconstituted in a days time. There is no need to seek an adjournment for a week, the officer also said while also adding that the same would be pointed out to the Bench.

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