In a recent statement, Tamil Nadu Minister EV Velu sparked controversy by referring to the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court as “Karunanidhi’s alms.” The remark drew ire from various quarters, and the Minister later issued an apology for his statement.
High Court Bench in Madurai
Previously, residents of the southern districts of Tamil Nadu faced challenges when filing cases in the High Court, as they had to travel to Chennai for the purpose. However, this situation changed after former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi took action. He repeatedly raised the issue in Parliament, leading to the establishment of the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court.
The Controversial Statement and Apology
During a public event, Minister EV Velu made the contentious remark, attributing the establishment of the Madurai Bench to Karunanidhi’s efforts. His comment was met with strong criticism from various sections of society. Subsequently, realizing the impact of his words, the Minister issued an apology, expressing regret for the statement he made.
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