Flags greeting BJP national president Amit Shah dotted the stretch from Chennai airport to VGP s golden beach resort on Monday. The flags in front of the metro rail at Alandur posed a hardship to pedestrians. (Photo: DC)
Chennai: Madras high court Chief Justice Indira Banerjee directed state government to file its response before the court on the banners erected along the pavements on Kamaraj Salai welcoming BJP president Amit Shah.
Chief Justice Indira Banerjee, who witnessed a large number of banners erected along the road welcoming the party leader on Monday morning, asked Advocate General Vijay Narayan to give an explanation to the court for erecting the banners, violating the ban order of the court. The banners affected pedestrians and public. The Advocate General informed the court that he would inform government and suggest appropriate action.
It may be noted that the Madras high court had imposed a ban on hoardings and flex boards.
Last month the CJ had directed the AG to inform government over erection of banners of the ruling AIADMK, affecting people near Chennai airport and directed government to initiate appropriate action. On April 8, the CJ had made it clear that no posters, banners and placards shall be erected across pavements and/or roads or abutting into pavements and/or streets in the city. On a letter sent by social activist Traffic Ramaswamy to the CJ relating to erection of illegal digital banners in the city during the 70th birth anniversary celebration of the late J. Jayalalithaa on February 24, the first Bench comprising Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Abdul Quddhose had, on March 1, initiated suo motu proceedings and directed the authorities to immediately remove all illegal digital banners and file a report before the court.
In another case, the First Bench rejected the plea from advocate Krishnamoorthy seeking stringent action against persons who made life threats to Justice M. Sundar, allegedly for his verdict against the Tamil Nadu assembly speaker's order in the 18 MLAs disqualification case. The bench said, "we cannot interfere in the matter; police will take care of the issue."