Jayalalithaa passed away in December, 2016
A petition has been filed in the Madras High Court for quashing the decision of the Tamil Nadu government to convert the Poes Garden residence of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa into a memorial.
According to the petitioner, one Thangavelu from Tiruchirappalli, since Ms Jayalalithaa was found guilty and convicted in the disproportionate assets case, converting her residence into a memorial will led to a bad precedent.
He prayed for staying the conversion of the residence into a memorial, besides quashing chief minister K Palaniswami's announcement in this regard.
Ms Jayalalithaa was convicted in 2014 in the disproportionate assets case by a special court in Bengaluru, along with aide V K Sasikala and two others and sentenced to four years of simple imprisonment.
On appeal, the Karnataka High Court had acquitted her. When the matter came before the Supreme Court, proceeding against her were abated due to her death in December last year while her co-accused were convicted.