A temporary injunction prohibiting CTR Nirmal Kumar from disparaging Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) minister Senthil Balaji in any remarks, statements, tweets, etc. until the next court date was issued by the Madras High Court on Thursday.

Justice C. V. Karthikeyan issued the ruling.Kumar is in charge of the BJP’s information technology wing in Tamil Nadu. Currently, Balaji is in charge of power, prohibition, and excise.

In a plea to the HC, Balaji claimed that the head of the BJP’s IT wing was frequently slandering him on Twitter and in media interviews by making “vexatious and slanderous charges” without any evidence.

Balaji’s attorneys, DMK MP P Wilson and the plaintiff’s senior council, asserted that unfounded accusations defame the minister and undermine his standing.He said that in the previous six months, Kumar’s “defamation campaign” had not been supported by any tangible proof.

In fact, Wilson claimed, “Even after a legal demand to cease and desist was issued, instead of defending his claims, he tweeted about the court’s warning with false and defamatory comments.”

Wilson claims that Nirmal has accused Balaji of being involved in corruption in his media interviews.

Kumar has claimed that Balaji is connected to the TASMAC (Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation Limited) stores, which are selling bottles of alcohol above the MRP without a license.

Senthil Balaji has brought two libel lawsuits. The Enforcement Directorate (ED), the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), and the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption (DVAC) have also received my complaint, Kumar informed reporters a week ago.

“Out of the 5,000 bars there are, 80% are illegal. All, including TASMAC and revenue officials, as well as the police, work closely with the DMK minister, according to Kumar.

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