"With Supreme Court having said twice that DMK has the right to participate in this case, I firmly say that the party also will file an appeal in the disproportionate assets case against Jayalalithaa in the Supreme Court," DMK President M Karunanidhi asserted in a statement here.

DMK has been pressing the Karnataka Government to file an appeal against the May 11 verdict of the High Court acquitting Jayalalithaa and three others in the disproportionate assets case, which paved the way for her return as Chief Minister.

Karunanidhi's statement on Monday came after he chaired a meeting of DMK's district secretaries where the matter was discussed. District secretaries play a significant role in the the DMK's organisational set-up.

Karunanidhi cited the Special Public Prosecutor in the case, B V Acharya, and Karnataka Advocate General Ravi Varma Kumar had recommended to that government to file an appeal
against Jayalalithaa's acquittal.

"We firmly believe that Karnataka government will accept their recommendations and file the appeal," he added. The original complainant in the case, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, had also said he would move the Apex Court against Jayalalithaa's acquittal, Karunanidhi pointed out.

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