Two days after AIADMK Rajya Shaba MP Sasikala Pushpa sought protection from the Parliament alleging that she had been slapped by her party leader and was asked to quit, the MP’s husband and son on Wednesday moved the Madras High Court seeking anticipatory bail.
Pushpa was expelled from the primary membership of the party after her speech in the Rajya Sabha on Monday. Pushpa’s husband Lingeswara Thilagam and son Pradeep Raja apprehended arrest by the Anna Nagar police in Chennai and sought anticipatory bail.
In their rather vague and brief petitions, they referred to some wordy altercation with a local resident and said they could be arrested for political reasons using the complaint as a ruse.
The petitioners claimed that several persons who bore a grudge against the MP, and her political rivals had foisted false cases against them.
They further added that the FIR had been registered against them with an intention to cause further problems to the MP already in distress and there by put an end to her political career.
Justice S Vaidyanathan before whom the case came up adjourned it to Friday for hearing. Pushpa’s house in Tuticorin came under attack on Monday after her speech in the Rajya Sabha.