The HC asked the government pleader to get back on details regarding her health after consulting with the government.

People are anxious about Jayalalithaas health says Madras High Court
news Public Interest Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 12:11

On a petition seeking information on the health of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, the Madras High Court on Tuesday said the people of Tamil Nadu are anxious about her health and asked the government pleader to get back on the details regarding her health after consulting with the government.

The observation was made by a Division Bench of Justice MM Sundresh and R Mahadevan after social activist Traffic Ramaswamy’s PIL seeking details on the health condition of Jayalalithaa was not listed at the High Court on Tuesday.

Ramaswamy filed a petition on Monday stating the people of the state were eager to know about Jayalalithaa’s health. The petition sought the court’s intervention for a detailed report on her health as well as photographs of her meeting with her cabinet colleagues in hospital last week on the Cauvery issue.

On Tuesday, Ramaswamy said his petition had not been listed and approached the court asking it to take up the matter immediately as it was of utmost importance. The court then asked the Additional Advocate General Manishankar whether the PIL was important, and Manishankar said it was not and added that he was filing the petition for personal reasons. The Judge then asked the Additional AG if he had any instructions on the PIL and he replied no.

The High Court said it would take up the matter in two days and asked the Additional AG to consult the government and get back on the details pertaining to her health.

The bench also added, "Though the hospital authorities have issued some statements, the government is duty bound to provide the status of her health."


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