Chennai: VCK chief Thol. Thirumavalavan on Saturday set off a missile attributing serious motives to the judges of the Madras High Court who had disallowed the petition seeking disqualification of Deputy Chief Minister Panneerselvam and his 10 loyalists, alleging that the verdict appeared to be guided by personal career ambitions and influenced by prevailing political events.
Fortunately for him, the First Bench magnanimously chose to ignore his harsh remarks. Speaking to reporters at the airport here, Thirumavalavan said, "We are made to believe that instead of acting impartially on legal provisions and available evidence, the judges are passing orders going by political exigencies and considerations of personal career advancement", he said, apparently casting direct aspersions at the eminent judges.
"This verdict on disqualification of the 11 MLAs is truly shocking. Let us see wait and see what they will decide on the case of disqualification of 18 MLAs", the VCK chief said.
When some lawyers brought to notice the offensive remarks of Thirumavalavan and sought contempt action from the First Bench, Chief Justice Indira Banerjee responded with calmness and dignity.
"Counsel, we are least concerned with such comments. We have done our duty, to the call of our conscience. We bow to the law and Lord Almighty alone. We are sure that the people of Tamil Nadu are well aware of our credibility and conduct. We decline your request", said the judge smilingly....