Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has sought the adjournment of the appeals against her acquittal in a disproportionate assets case, which was scheduled on February 2.
A bench led by Justice P.C. Ghose agreed to postpone the hearing to February 23.
Since the hearing on the former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki challenging the promulgation of the President’s Rule in the State is fixed for February 1, the adjournment has been sought has been sought under the apprehension that the issue may spill over to the next few days.
Last week, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa launched a full frontal attack on the authority of the Karnataka government to move the Supreme Court against her acquittal in a disproportionate assets case, labelling it as an “interference in the internal affairs of Tamil Nadu” and a violation of the federal scheme enshrined in the Constitution.
In a six-page document, she questioned the locus standi of the Karnataka government in filing a special leave petition or an appeal in the apex court for an alleged offence which took place in Tamil Nadu.
The Chief Minister invoked Article 162 of the Constitution, which prescribes that the executive power of the State Executive is co-extensive with that of the State Legislature. (The Hindu)