The Madras high court on Monday will hear two petitions filed seeking removal of Jayalalithaa's portraits from government offices as well as on welfare scheme products.
Two public interest litigations petitions have been filed in the Madras HC by DMK legislator Anbazhagan while another has been filed by advocate K Balu who is the president of Advocates Forum for Social Justice, an organisation affiliated with Pattali Makkal Katchi. A bench comprising acting chief justice Huluvadi G Ramesh and Justice R Mahadevan has agreed to hear the cases on Monday.
The petition states that since the Supreme Court had found Jayalalithaa guilty in the disproportionate assets case, her photographs cannot be displayed in state owned buildings and also welfare schemes launched by Tamil Nadu. The SC while holding Jayalalithaa guilty had however abated the sentence in the event of her death.