Principal District-cum-Sessions Court Judge V. Balasundara Kumar here on Thursday directed DMK party treasurer M.K. Stalin to appear in person before the court on November 25 in connection with a defamation case.

Hearing a petition filed by Public Prosecutor A. Arokiam stating that Mr.Stalin had made “sarcastic” and defamatory comments against Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa while addressing a DMK fund-raising meeting at R.M. Colony here on June 6, 2013, the Judge passed the direction.