Published On : Sat, Feb 25th, 2017

Can’t accept Sasikala’s puppet EPS as CM, would rather be dead: Justice Katju

Markandey Katju
New Delhi:
Known for his public outbursts and raking controversies with his statements, former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju has done it again with his new Facebook post.

Justice Katju has called Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami a puppet of ‘jailbird’ Sasikala, the AIADMK general secretary.

Justice Katju has written an open letter to the Tamil community to openly lambast the people of Tamil Nadu for accepting Palaniswami as their chief minister which is a ‘disgrace’.

The former Supreme Court judge said, “A puppet of a jailbird has been made your chief minister, and you have done nothing about it?”

On several occasions in the past, Justice Katju has called himself a proud Tamilian. But, in this post he declared that till Palaniswami remains at the helm of affairs in Tamil Nadu, he wouldn’t identify himself as a Tamil.

“As long as this Palaniswamy, this stigma and slur on Tamizhans, remains your C.M. I am no longer a Tamizhan. I refuse to be a member of a people who dont mind living in disgrace and dishonour. I would rather be dead,” Justice Katju wrote on Facebook.