Madras High Court today stayed a Tamil Nadu Government order sanctioning prosecution of Leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly Vijayakant of DMDK for his alleged defamatory speech against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa at a public meeting in August last.
Passing interim orders on a petition by the actor-politician challenging the defamation proceedings, Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar stayed the G.O.
The order had contended that Vijayakant while addressing the meeting in Cuddalore on August 26 last made certain remarks against the Chief Minister which were 'defamatory'.
The Judge also ordered notice to the state government on petitions filed by Vijayakant challenging two other defamation cases against him and posted the matter after two weeks.
The government has initiated defamation proceedings against him for speeches made at Dindigul and Villupuram on August 1 and August 30 last respectively.