Jaya threatens to sue Karunanidhi
AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa threatened to sue Tamil Nadu CM M Karunanidhi, seeking Rs one crore as damages if he did not apologise for his remarks that her party might have "instigated" the recent violence in Law college.india Updated: Nov 19, 2008 14:26 IST
AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa on Wednesday threatened to sue Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, seeking Rs one crore as damages if he did not apologise for his remarks that her party might have "instigated" the recent violence in Dr Ambedkar Law college in Chennai, which left three students injured.
In a legal notice sent to Karunanidhi through her lawyer, Jayalalithaa said AIADMK had never instigated anyone to indulge in violence and charged Karunanidhi with making a false accusation against her party.
"I call upon you to tender an unconditional apology in writing, failing which my client would be constrained to institute necessary and appropriate civil and criminal action, apart from claiming damages of Rs one crore," her advocate A Navaneetha Krishnan said in the notice.
Karunanidhi had earlier stated that his remarks were just to "make fun" of Jayalalithaa's demand for his resignation over the violence at the law college on November 12. He had also said that he was prepared to face any case filed by her in this regard.
The Chief Minister, while addressing the media at Coimbatore on Sunday last, said that the AIADMK might have instigated the violence only to demand his resignation.
Denying this, Jayalalithaa had said that she would be filing a defamation case against Karunanidhi for his remarks.