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PIL plea against government associating with Tamil Maiyam

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CHENNAI: An advocate of Chennai has filed a public interest litigation petition in the Madras High Court seeking to restrain the Tamil Nadu government and the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation from associating with Tamil Maiyam, Mylapore, for conducting the ‘Chennai Sangamam.'

The cultural festival is to be held from January 12 to 17.

In his petition, P. Pugalenthi, stated that Tamil Maiyam was under the CBI scanner in connection with the probe into the 2 G spectrum scam. Within a couple of weeks from the date of CBI raid on the organisation, the Tamil Nadu government had decided to associate itself with the Maiyam for organising the festival.

Investigation by the Central agency was still on.

When public funds were involved for conducting the festival, the responsibility of incurring any expenditure towards the festival could not be given to the organisation.

Association of the Tamil Nadu Government with the organisation for holding the event would, therefore, be arbitrary and unfair.

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