April 10, 2019
Chennai : Remember Justice CS Karnan, the first sitting high court judge (Madras and the Culcutta) high courts to serve a six months sentence in jail for contempt of court is taking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi.
Justice Karnan, had soon after serving sentence and returning to Tamil Nadu vowed to enter politics and fight the system that he said had allegedly meted out injustice to him.
The former judge had alleged that the judiciary was not completely free from corruption and had levelled serious charges against the judiciary following which his case was taken up by the Supreme Court that sentenced him to six months of imprisonment.
Karnan was the first sitting judge convicted for contempt of court and he had served out his sentence after his retirement in June 2017.
True to his word, Justice Karnan launched a political party and has decided to take the plunge in general elections. He will be taking on Narendra Modi from the Varanasi constituency in Uttar Pradesh.
“I have decided to contest in Varanasi constituency against Modi. I am now in Varanasi doing the preliminary work for filing of my nomination,” Karnan told media persons.
Justice Karnan has already filed his nomination for the Central Chennai Lok Sabha seat and Varanasi will be his second constituency. He has floated a party, Anti Corruption Dynamic Party (ACDP) last year.