The court warned of imposing exemplary costs if it found that the matter being raised before it was devoid of merits and he was using judicial forums for political agenda.

"Have you made any allegation of corruption against the present chief minister (Oommen Chandy of Kerala)? You are not taking any responsibility. Are you fishing in troubled water?" said the apex court bench of Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel as Achuthanandan's counsel sought the adjournment of the hearing.

Asking Achuthanandan's counsel if his client was ready to file an affidavit alleging corruption against Chandy, the court said it would impose heavy costs if it found him to be using judicial forums for political agenda.

Achuthanandan's counsel wanted to take instruction on this count. Noting that Achuthanandan was a former chief minister and the present leader of opposition in the Kerala assembly, the court said, "You will not let this issue rest. You want this matter in press. You want to keep it alive. You want to take political mileage."

Noting that even the Kerala High Court had said that Achuthanandan was only dragging on the matter, the court said: "High court says that you are only dragging on. You get political mileage in keeping the issue alive."

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