A court here on Friday ordered issue of summons to DMDK chief and Leader of the Opposition in Tamil Nadu Assembly Vijayakant to appear before it on December 6 in connection with a defamation case filed against him by the state government.

Nilgiris District Public Prosecutor Ananthakrishnan submitted that Mr Vijayakant during a meeting here on August 22 had made some alleged derogatory remarks against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, damaging her reputation.

When the case came up today, District Sessions Judge Premkumar ordered issuance of summons to Mr. Vijayakant to appear before him on December 6.

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