Madras HC notice to TN govt on PIL to remove Jayalalithaa portraits
Madurai: The Madras High Court yesterday ordered a notice to Tamil Nadu government on a Public Interest Litigation, seeking a direction to remove portraits of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa from government offices.
Justices V Dhanabalan and V M Velumani ordered the notice to the Chief Secretary and the Public Secretary, except Jayalalithaa who had also been included as a respondent and sought the response in two weeks.
The petitioner, an advocate, had also sought a direction that government schemes named after Jayalalithaa when she was in power should not be displayed as she has been convicted by a court.
The portrait of Chief Minister O Panneerselvam should be displayed and the schemes named after Jayalalithaa be replaced by the present CM's name, the petitioner submitted.