MDMK General Secretary sentenced to Sentenced to Jail for 1 year and 10,000 fine.
The Case filed against Vaiko against the Sovereignty of India. Case filed in 2009 and Vaiko served for 56 days in Jail. A Few steps ahead to Rajya Sabha the Judgment against Vaiko will be a huge blockage to Vaiko.
After the Judgement the imprisonment was on hold for one month as per the request of MDMK Gen. Secretary Vaiko.
The case against Vaiko dates back to 2009, for his speech at a book launch event. In the event which was conducted in Raja Annamalai mandram in Chennai in 2009, he had spoken on the topic ‘Eezhathil nadappathenna’ (what is happening in Eelam). In his speech, he had warned that India will not remain a single, unified country if the war against LTTE in Sri Lanka was not stopped.
A case was registered at the Thousand Lights police station against Vaiko under sections 124 A (sedition) and 153 (A) (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language) of the IPC. A charge sheet was filed in the case in 2009, however, Vaiko was not arrested until April 2017, where he was sent to Puzhal jail. He came out on bail after over a month in jail.
In 2009 Vaiko’s verdict on continuing protests against the LTTE and the government of India. Vaiko while delivering a speech at a book launch in Chennai on the eve of the Eelam War in 2009.
Possibilities of Vaiko to Rajya Sabha
Vaiko nominated to Rajya Sabha a few days back in DMK along with 2 DMK members. Legally Vaiko doesn’t have any problems in moving to Rajya Sabha since the case doesn’t belong to a criminal case. So there is no problem until and unless Returning Officer objects Vaiko’s nomination.
Vaiko who had served as a Rajya Sabha MP for 18 years between 1978 and 1996, is looking to make a comeback to the Upper House after 23 years. The Rajya Sabha election is set to take place on July 18 in Tamil Nadu. Vaiko, whose party does not have a single MLA in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, will be elected to the Upper House with the support of DMK.
Several Members from MDMK party claims that this Judgement clearly shows Ruling party don’t want to face Vaiko in Parliament. This action was Intentionally made against Vaiko.