Chennai: A contempt petition has been filed in the Madras HC seeking to punish six political parties for willful disobedience of the order relating to alleged unauthorised digital banners in the state.
Division bench of Justices M. Sathyanarayanan and M. Nirmal Kumar before whom the petition filed by social activist Traffic Ramaswamy came up for hearing, post the matter to February 13.
The bench said additional government pleader E. Manoharan accepts notice and on instructions states that the connected matters are listed on February 13 and prayed for tagging this contempt petition along with those petition.
Citing six political parties including the ruling party as Respondents, Ramaswamy in his contempt petition submitted that this court had on December 20 passed an order banning all kinds of erection of banners throughout Tamil Nadu until January 4, 2019.
However, the six political parties have not obeyed this order and not taken any steps to remove the illegal banners erected in various places....