CHENNAI: Dr P Saravanan (DMK) of Madurai has moved the Madras High Court with an application to call State Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan to depose before the court. Radhakrishnan had allegedly assigned Dr P Balaji to obtain the left thumb impressions (LTIs) of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the nomination papers of AIADMK candidate A K Bose for the Thiruparankundram by-poll.
Justice P Velmurugan, before whom the application came up for hearing on Thursday, ordered notice to the elected candidate Bose. Originally, Saravanan, the defeated candidate, had filed a petition in challenging the election of Bose. He also filed the present application.
Saravanan submitted that the Health Secretary had played a vital role in the matter relating to the treatment given to Jayalalithaa at Apollo Hospitals, where Balaji attested her LTIs on Forms A and B of election documents, the core issue in the election petition. As per the attestation, Bose was allowed to contest under the Two Leaves symbol using the defective forms A and B. Stating that the same materially affected his poll prospects, he moved the court.