H Raja apologizes in Madras High Court


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The national secretary of the Bhartiya Janta Party H. Raja on Monday apologized in the Madras High Court in a suo motu contempt proceeding against him for his alleged derogatory remarks against the judiciary.

After recording his unconditional apology the court dropped the contempt proceedings against him. 

Raja appeared before the court as per an earlier direction of the court when the matter came up before a division bench of justices C T Selvam and M Nirmal Kumar. 

in his affidavit the politician stated that he was emotional when he made the remark and thus tendred his apology for it. 

on September 17 the contempt proceedings against the BJP leader were initiated suo motu by the division bench. 

The court had ordered Raja to appeaar before it on Monday observing that  any attempt at disrespecting the judiciary could lead to promotion of fascism.

A criminal case was against the BJp leader last month after he picked up a quarrel with policemen in Pudukottai district over the route that was to be taken for the immersion procession of Ganesha idols.

The BJP leader had allegedly called the police "anti-Hindu" and "highly corrupt", besides making some remarks against the judiciary when he was informed that permission could not be given to take out the procession through a particular route in view of a court order.

With inputs from agency

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