Chennai, May 14: Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said he will move the Supreme Court next month against the acquittal of AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa in a grafts case if the Karnataka government did not do so by then.
"I have decided to file SLP (Special Leave Petition) in SC after June 1st if K'taka govt does not file. So no need to go to KHC (Karnataka High Court)," he tweeted. [Subramanian Swamy may file appeal in SC against Jayalalithaa's acquittal]
The BJP leader's statement comes two days after he had indicated on micro blogging site 'Twitter' that he could file an appeal in the apex court against Jayalalithaa and "prove that the KHC judgment is a 'tragedy of arithmetic errors'", adding she would have to resign as Chief Minister if she had taken over by then. [How Jayalalithaa cornered Subramanian Swamy within Modi-led BJP]
I have decided to file SLP in SC after June 1st if Ktaka govt does not file. So no need to go to KHC— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) May 14, 2015
Swamy is the original complainant in the case. He had filed a case in 1996 against Jayalalithaa alleging that during her tenure as Chief Minister from 1991 to 1996, she amassed properties disproportionate to her known sources of income.
The DMK government subsequently filed cases, including the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case, against Jayalalithaa which led to her conviction in September last by a special court.
The Karnataka High Court acquitted Jayalalithaa on Monday.