A Tamilian friend of mine telephoned me a short while back and said that my letter to the President of India about Kovan's arrest and my request to the President to warn Jayalalitha for doing such despotic acts was widely covered by the media in Tamilnadu. However, he said that many Tamilians are asking why I am going hammer and tongs against Jayalalitha.
I replied that I will go hammer and tongs against anyone who acts undemocratically in India, and it is not against Jayalalitha alone. I had gone hammer and tongs against Mamata Banerji when she got Prof. Mahapatra and Shiladitya Choudhuri arrested and Damyanti Sen, the IPS officer, victimised, and similarly I had gone hammer and tongs against the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra when he got a girl Shaheen arrested for posting an item on the death of Bal Thackeray. I have gone hammer and tongs against several other persons too.
I had praised Jayalalitha earlier for not putting any pressure on me when I was Chief Justice of Madras High Court, and I had criticized the DMK for putting pressure on me in this connection. I had also earlier criticized Karunanidhi and his family, including the Marans, for amassing a fortune. So it is nothing solely against Jayalalitha. I have now criticized her for acting in a despotic, unconstitutional manner