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May 11, 2015 13:00
Jayalalitha acquitted, what next},{Jayalalitha acquitted, what next

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In a huge relief to the ruling party of Tamilnadu and former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa, the Karnataka High Court has acquitted her in the disproportionate assets case. The judicial outcome will swing the political fortunes for the ruling AIADMK supremo and alter the political course, which will go to the Assembly polls in about a year. The acquittal would enable ‘Amma’ as called fondly by the people of Tamilnadu, to stage a spectacular political comeback, who has waged many legal battles and seen several ups and downs in her entire political career.

Jayalalithaa has been charged with accumulating Rs 66.65 crore of wealth which is disproportionate to known sources of her income from 1991-96 during her first term as Chief Minister. She has contended that the then DMK government-led investigation has deliberately over-valued the assets. She stated that she had acquired the property, including jewellery, through legal means.

When the judge of the high court of Karnataka reads out the word 'acquitted', AIADMK lawyers rose together and greeted Justice Kumaraswamy with folded hands. They marched out of court shouting “Amma Vaazgha…Amma Vaazgha”. Now there is no restriction on Jayalalithaa on becoming the CM, said B Kumar, Jayalalithaa's lawyer.

By Premji

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