Congress leader E V K S Elangovan on Thursday appeared before a court here in connection with two defamation cases filed by Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa against him
Recording his presence, the court adjourned the case to September 14 for further hearing. On May 18, the City Public Prosecutor M.L. Jegan filed the application on behalf of the Chief Minister before the Principal Sessions Court, Chennai.
It was alleged that Elangovan, while being interviewed by a private television channel on April 30, made several allegations that the Governor of Tamil Nadu and the Chief Minister has obtained monetary benefits while making appointments to the posts of Vice-Chancellors to various State Universities.
Elangovan appeared before the judge in response to summons. The judge later posted the cases to September 14 for next hearing. Separate defamation cases were filed on behalf of the Governor and the Chief Minister.
Speaking to reporters at the party headquarters where he had come after an appearance at the high court, he said, “The Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) president post has been vacant for about 50 days now. It is the high command that has to decide on my successor. Mukul Wasnik, who does not respond to calls from Tamil Nadu cadres, is responsible for the delay in naming of the president”.