Jayalalitha Acquitted in Disproportionate Assets Case: Is Jaya Taking Oath as CM on 17th May?
Karnataka high court acquitted former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalitha in disproportionate assets case. High court issued orders cancelling the judgment of special sessions court in this case. The highest court of Karnataka state struck off all the allegations on Jayalalitha and other three persons.
Madras: This is a big relief for the former CM of Tami Nadu. The verdict was pronounced by single judge bench of Justice CR Kumaraswamy at around 11 am today. She was convicted in Rs. 66.64 crore disproportionate assets case by trail court in Bangalore. Sasikala, VN Sudhakaran, J Elasvarasi were also found guilty in the case for holding unaccounted for income.
AIADML party is in celebration mood after Jayalalitha is acquitted by Karnataka high court. On the other hand the leaders of DMK are planning to challenge this judgment in Supreme Court.
The judgment of Karnataka high court paves way for Jayalalitha to become the chief minister of Tamil Nadu yet again. Trail court sentenced her to Rs. 100 crore fine and four years jail in September. She spent nearly three weeks in jail before Supreme Court granted her bail. Later she filed petition in Karnataka high court.
Jayalalitha’s loyalist Paneerselvam became the chief minister of Tamil Nadu after Jaya was arrested and put in jail in September last. He is now ready to step down for Jayalalitha. AIADMK followers were seen performing special pujas and Homas in temples across the state since yesterday. AIADMK MPs distributed sweets in even parliament hall.
According to latest reports, stage is being set for Jayalalitha to become the chief minister. After Karnataka High Court acquitted her, TN chief minister Paneerselvam and his ministers went to Jaya’s residence. Paneerselvam revealed that he is ready to quit as chief minister if Jaya orders. The latest news going round is that Jaya may take oath as chief minister on 17th of this month.
Jayalalitha is likely to contest by polls which are due in a year. She may even pre-pone the elections to return to Tamil Nadu assembly.