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MK Stalin Drops 130 Defamation Cases Filed Against Political Leaders by AIADMK Govt

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Last Updated: July 30, 2021, 22:25 IST

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Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin made the request  in a letter to PM Narendra Modi. (Image: ANI/File)

Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin made the request in a letter to PM Narendra Modi. (Image: ANI/File)

Around 130 cases were filed between 2012 and February 2021 against politicians.

The Tamil Nadu government on Friday said Chief Minister MK Stalin has directed withdrawal of defamation cases filed against political leaders including those from the DMK during the previous AIADMK regime. Around 130 cases were filed between 2012 and February 2021 against DMK MPs Kanimozhi and Dayanidhi Maran, some party leaders, DMDK founder Vijayakanth and his wife Premalatha, Congress' EVKS Elangovan and S Vijayadharini and CPI(M) former state secretary G Ramakrishnan among others, an official release here said.

"Chief minister M K Stalin has directed withdrawal of all the defamation cases filed against the political leaders and drop further action," it said.

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first published:July 30, 2021, 22:25 IST
last updated:July 30, 2021, 22:25 IST
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