Karunanidhi seeks action against Tamil daily

M Karunanidhi moved a court here seeking action against a Tamil daily, for its comments realting to Anna Library, which were allegedly defamatory.

Last Updated: Nov 08, 2011, 22:18 PM IST

Chennai: DMK president and former Tamil Naddu
chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Tuesday moved a court here seeking
action against a Tamil daily, its editor and publisher for its
comments realting to Anna Centenary Library, which were
allegedly defamatory.

In a petition filed before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate RKI llivalavan, TKS Elangovan, MP, who represented
Karunanidhi, said the paper in its November four issue had
carried an editorial using "defamatory and derogatory
language" against Karunanidhi regarding the library.
The library building was conceived, designed and built under
the direct supervision of the state Public Works Department,
through open tender,the petitioner claimed, adding that the
accusation against him was `false and defamatory`.

The matter has been adjourned to November 15.

Tamil Nadu government had last week announced its decision
to abandon the library, a pet project of Karunanidhi, and
convert it into a super-speciality paediatric hospital.

PTI