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TN opposition parties want Karnataka to appeal in Jaya case

Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa

Chennai: Opposition parties in Tamil Nadu, including DMK, today urged the Karnataka government to appeal against the verdict acquitting AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa.

“Karnataka government Special Public Prosecutor B V Acharya has explained in detail about this verdict and has said that an appeal should be preferred in Supreme Court,” DMK chief Karunanidhi said in a statement.

Explanations for some portions of the verdict could be obtained only in the Supreme Court, he added. He also referred to portions pertaining to arithmetic in the judgement and raised questions.

Leader of the Opposition and chief of DMDK, Vijayakanth said the verdict (acquittal) was unexpected.

Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President EVKS Elangovan too wanted Karnataka to go in for an appeal.

Stating that there was a huge difference between the judgement of the trial and high court, he said he had confidence that the apex court would go into the reasons adduced by the Karnataka High Court for acquitting Jayalalithaa.

PMK chief S Ramadoss also wanted the ruling to be challenged and urged Karnataka to petition the Supreme Court to complete hearing the appeal there in three months. He also wanted a stay on the order of acquittal.

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