Madurai: AIADMK has moved the Madras High
Court Bench here seeking to quash a city corporation order
denying permission for holding a party meeting to be presided
over by its leader Jayalalithaa at the sprawling Tamukkam
Ground here next month.
In his petition, AIADMK Madurai Urban District Secretary
Sellur K Raju submitted the dates for the four-day meeting
slated to commence on September 18 were fixed after confirming
the availability of the ground.
Besides holding discussions with party functionaries from
south Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa would also address a public
meeting on the concluding day.
The petitioner claimed he had also obtained No-Objection
Certificates from the District Collector, the Police
Commissioner and fire department and had paid the rent for the
ground, auditorium, service charges and caution deposits
totalling Rs 63,371 and obtained receipt for the same from the
However, the corporation Commissioner had suddenly
refused permission and sent an order on July 21, stating that
a medical camp was going to be conducted in the grounds from
September 17 to 22.
The commissioner`s order denying permission should be
quashed and the ground should be given to the party as agreed
earlier, the petitioner submitted.