HC turns down plea seeking Jaya’s health report

HC turns down plea seeking Jaya’s health report

The Madras High Court today dismissed a Public Interest Litigation by activist Traffic K.R. Ramaswamy seeking direction to the State government to declare the “real” status of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

Terming the PIL as a “Publicity Interest Litigation”, the First Bench of Chief Justice S.K. Kaul and Justice R. Mahadevan warned the petitioner not to use the forum for political purposes.

“Official release with regard to the health condition of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who has been undergoing treatment at a hospital since 22 September, will reduce the anxiety of the people”, the Madras High Court observed on Tuesday while asking the government to get back on the issue by Wednesday.

The oral observation was made by a division bench while hearing a PIL by social activist ‘Traffic’ Ramaswamy, who has sought a detailed report from the government on the health condition of Jayalalithaa.

Jayalalithaa continues to improve at Apollo Hospitals where she was admitted on September 22, the hospital said on Tuesday evening.

“The same line of treatment is being continued. The Honourable Chief Minister is under close observation by the team of doctors,” a statement said in an update on Jayalalithaa’s health.

“The Honourable Chief Minister has been advised further stay in the hospital for treatment,” the statement, signed by Subbiah Viswanathan, COO of the hospital, said.