Karnatka Government To Appeal Against Jayalalithaa's
Acquittal in Supreme Court.
The Karnataka government decided today to file a Special Leave Petition
in the Supreme Court against Tamilnadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and
three others.The Chief Minister of Tamilnadu and three others were
acquitted by the High Court of Karnataka recently.
The moot question is whether the Karnataka government has any locus
standi in this Disproportionate Asset case. It is only the aggrieved party
which can file the appeal. In this case, Karnataka government which is
representing the people of Karnataka is not an aggrieved party.This may
create a dangerous precedent and may even harm the relationship
between the states in a Federal set up.This looks more of a political decision rather than a constitutional decision.