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Jaya appeal: Congress legal cell flays ‘pressure’ from Swamy

Press Trust of India Bengaluru | Updated on January 23, 2018 Published on May 19, 2015

The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee Legal and Human Rights Cell on Tuesday charged BJP leader Subramanian Swamy with “pressurising” the Congress to file an appeal in the Supreme Court against the acquittal of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate assets case by the Karnataka High Court.

“We condemn Swamy’s statement pressurising us to file an appeal in the apex court against Jayalalithaa’s acquittal,” Cell chairman CM Dhananjay told reporters here. Instead of “pressurising” the Congress, Swamy should make public the BJP’s stand on the issue, he said.

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.

First appearance

Meanwhile, AIADMK officials said Jayalalithaa is likely to make her first public appearance on Friday for a scheduled MLAs’ meet here.

The 67-year-old leader will hold a meeting of party MLAs that day.



Published on May 19, 2015
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