The Principal Sessions Court directed BJP leader Subramanian Swamy to appear before it on October 30 in connection with two defamation cases filed by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa against him.Principal Sessions Judge Audinathan directed Swamy to appear in court on that day. City Public Prosecutor (CPP) ML Jegan had filed the cases on behalf of Jayalalithaa before the Court.
In his complaint, Mr Jagan claimed that Mr Swamy had made defamatory comments in a social media website. Swamy’s comments in Twitter on September 20 allegedly ridiculed her, the CPP had contended.He submitted that Jayalalithaa was respected and supported in high esteem by people of all sections and Swamy’s statement was defamatory in nature and without any base and verification.
The BJP leader had already been issued summons to appear on the same day before the same court in another defamation case filed by Ms Jayalalithaa pertaining to the fishermen issue