It’s a publicity stunt: Madras HC dismisses petition seeking govt statement on Jayalalithaa’s health

Written by | October 6, 2016 | 0

The Madras High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking information on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s health, calling it a ‘publicity stunt’.

The remarks were made by a division bench while hearing a PIL by social activist ‘Traffic’ Ramaswamy, who sought a detailed report from the government on the health condition of Jayalalithaa.

The petition had also sought release of photographs of the meeting she is said to have had with her cabinet colleagues and officials at the hospital.

Earlier, the court had asked the state government to inform it about the health condition of the AIADMK supremo as Jayalalithaa has been in the hospital for nearly two weeks.

The court had also observed that an official release with regard to the health condition of 68-year-old Jayalalithaa, who has been undergoing treatment at a hospital in Chennai since September 22, would reduce the anxiety of the people.

The court asked Tamil Nadu’s Additional Advocate General C Manishankar to get back to it after consulting the government on the health condition of the chief minister.

A day ago, opposition party DMK said that it was “regrettable” that the Tamil Nadu government had not given details on the health condition of Jayalalithaa despite their request in this regard.

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