TN files defamation suit against Karunanidhi

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Monday filed a defamation suit in a local court here against DMK chief M Karunanidhi and S Selvam, publisher, printer and editor of the party's mouthpiece 'Murasoli,' for having published an article allegedly defaming state finance minister O Panneerselvam.

In his complaint in the Principal Sessions Court, the City Public Prosecutor said the daily published its ‘Kalaignar Pathilgal’ on August 23 in which Karunanidhi, answering a question on an article in a Tamil magazine on Ministers' performance, said some of the Ministers in the Cabinet were in the hands of their relatives.

The complainant said "such a statement is libellous."