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Supreme Court dismisses petition against shifting TN Assembly

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The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a plea challenging the AIADMK government’s decision to shift Legislative Assembly-cum-Secretariat complex back to its old building at Fort St. George in Chennai.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir refused to set aside the state government’s decision which was taken after AIADMK came back to power in May 2011.

The bench said these issues should be raised before another forum and the court should not adjudicate them after it was pleaded that the decision was taken only to override the earlier decision taken by the DMK government to shift the Assembly to the new building at Omandurar Government Estate in Chennai.

The Jayalalithaa government had decided to shift the Secretariat to the Fort St. George and convert the new building constructed by the previous DMK Government into a multi-speciality hospital-cum-medical college, a move which sparked controversy.

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