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SC dismisses PIL against Karunanidhi

PTI  New Delhi, July 09, 2007
First Published: 20:09 IST(9/7/2007) | Last Updated: 20:14 IST(9/7/2007)

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition seeking a direction barring Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi from holding any Constitutional post in view of his reported statement against judiciary on 27 per cent quota for OBCs in elite educational institutions.

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A Bench comprising Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan and Justice RV Raveendran declined to entertain the PIL filed by Chennai-based KR Ramaswamy alias Traffic Ramaswamy, who alleged that the statement made by Karunanidhi was aimed at scandalizing the court and denigrate the judiciary.

The PIL mentioned the statement in which the Chief Minister had reportedly said "a situation in which a mere two or three persons (read judges) could determine the fate and future of hundred crore people is harmful to democracy".

The petitioner said such statement amounts to contempt and interference with the administration of justice.


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