Saturday, 4 October 2014

PMK criticises protests by AIADMK cadres against Jayalalithaa conviction

CHENNAI: The protests by AIADMK cadres against the sentencing of party chief J Jayalalithaa and three others in a wealth case is crossing all limits, said PMK chief S Ramadoss on Saturday. In a statement, Ramadoss said the cadres have also unleashed an onslaught on special judge John Michael Cunha, who delivered a landmark judgment against corruption.

If the accused are not happy with the judgment they can always approach the higher judiciary, but MLAs and MPs who are law makers should not indulge in castigating the judiciary, said Ramadoss."In the past too, former chief ministers like B S Yeddyurappa of Karnataka and Lalu Prasad Yadav of Bihar have been sentenced in corruption cases. They were also arrested but their partymen did not stage protests or attack the judiciary. These two leaders underwent jail terms and got relief from the higher judiciary later," said the PMK chief.

"The party's newspaper has attacked me and DMK chief M Karunanidhi. While MDMK chief Vaiko's house came under attack on Friday," he said. Though the state government may turn a blind eye to such violence by its partymen, the Centre and judiciary should not remain passive and should let party cadres know that their approach is wrong, Ramadoss said. Ramadoss,M Karunanidhi,J Jayalalithaa,AIADMK cadres

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