• Even although the case was posted for February 4, the courtroom heard the case on Wednesday based mostly on the request of the previous Tamil Nadu CM’s household.

By Divya Chandrababu

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:44 AM IST

The Madras excessive courtroom on Wednesday allowed the Tamil Nadu authorities to proceed with the inauguration scheduled on January 28 to open late chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s residence ‘Veda Nilayam’ as a memorial however didn’t enable public entry till additional hearings on the case. The courtroom noticed that it was constrained to permit the opening in order that it doesn’t trigger difficulties to the federal government which has already made preparations when it ought to have restrained from such a perform.

Justice N Seshasayee handed the interim order based mostly on writ petitions filed by Jayalalithaa’s authorized heirs — her niece J Deepa and nephew J Deepak– towards the federal government’s acquisition and changing the late AIADMK chief’s residence right into a museum and throwing it open to the general public on Thursday.

Even although the case was posted for February 4, the courtroom heard the case on Wednesday based mostly on their request, “keeping aside the consideration of the main controversy involving the legality of the acquisition.”

The opening ceremony, “will not in any way confer any right to the Government, nor deprive the petitioners of their right in the subject matter of the writ petitions,” the courtroom order stated. It additionally positioned a listing of conditions– solely the principle gates could be opened however the constructing can’t be opened, no flex boards, banners are allowed. Once the perform is over the keys of the property must be handed over to the registrar basic of the courtroom.

“Since the inventory (of moveable assets) has not been completed, the right, title and the interest of the heirs cannot be marginalised, the justice said during the hearing,” stated Deepak’s counsel S L Sudarsanam. The courtroom order additionally famous that, “So far as movable properties of…Jayalalitha are concerned, they are not even valued, and it is unfair and impermissible for the government to declare open ‘Veda Nilayam’ as a memorial when the entire acquisition proceedings is not yet complete.”

Jayalalithaa has been residing on this property which she bought within the 60s till the time of her loss of life. Her shut aide and expelled AIADMK chief V Okay Sasikala was her housemate for 3 many years till she went to a Bengaluru jail in February 2017 and was formally launched on January 27. The authorities enacted a laws final yr establishing a basis for the property’s maintenance to be changed into a memorial and said that the property was acquired legally after depositing a compensation of 67.9 crore earlier than the civil courtroom in Chennai.

The ruling AIADMK authorities on Wednesday inaugurated an 80-crore phoenix themed mausoleum at Jayalalithaa’s burial place on the Marina seaside. On January 28, the chief minister will open Jayalalithaa’s residence at 10.30am following which he would unveil her statue in one other advanced within the metropolis.


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