A day after DMDK chief Vijayakanth lost the Opposition leader status in Assembly, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa filed a defamation case against him for making false remarks against the government in connection with the December deluge.
On her behalf, city public prosecutor M.L.Jegan on Monday filed the complaint before the principal Sessions Court. She submitted that the DMDK leader made a false statement against the government stating the Chennai flood was caused artificially. Based on a committee’s report, Vijayakanth levelled allegations against the government. This was published in DMK party organ, ‘Murasoli’ on February 4.
Jagan stated that “Vijayakanth’s statement, attributable to Chief Minister, was false and deliberately made to defame her reputation. There is no truth in the allegation.”