HC restrains AIADMK from declaring general secretary election results

Madras High Court |  file photo

Madras High Court | File photo | Photo Credit: Ashok R

The Madras High Court on Sunday restrained the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) from declaring the results of the election for the post of general secretary till the applications filed by PH Manoj Pandian and two other expelled leaders against the election process were heard. not resolved.

Justice K Kumaresh Babu passed the restraining order after deciding to continue hearing the interim plea on Wednesday, also a holiday for the court in view of Telugu New Year. If the arguments are completed on Wednesday, he will pronounce the order by Friday, the judge said.

The judge had held a special sitting on Sunday as Mr Pandian, R Vaithilingam and JCD Prabhakar filed urgent applications to stop the party from going ahead with the election process, as per the notification issued on Friday, which said nominations would be held on Saturday. can be filed. and Sunday.

Senior advocates PS Raman, C. Mani Shankar and AK Sriram argued for the applicants and accused the party of judicial overreach as it had issued the election notification when their earlier applications to stay the July 11 general council resolutions were still pending. were pending.

On the other hand, senior advocates CS Vaidyanathan and Vijay Narayan, representing the AIADMK, argued that the court should not interfere after the election process has begun and contended that there was absolutely no legal bar for the party to issue the election notification and So it was validly issued.

After hearing both the parties for about two hours, the judge felt that the present applications filed against the election notification may be heard on Wednesday along with the pending applications against the resolutions of the General Council dated July 11, 2022 and pass a general order. This can be resolved through

Therefore, they decided to request Acting Chief Justice T. Raja to allow a special hearing on Wednesday, so that all the lawyers could argue without any disturbance for the whole day, as it is a holiday for the High Court and he would have two days after that. Order can be heard within days.


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