All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo J Jayalalithaa on Sunday said that her public life “amounts to swimming in a sea of inferno”, a day after being released from the Bangalore Central Jail.
After jailed former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was denied bail by Karnataka High Court following her conviction and four year sentence in a graft case, her plea for bail could come up for hearing on Friday.
Amidst the demand for her release in Tamil Nadu, an AIADMK functionary has written to jailed party chief Jayalalithaa, convicted in a graft case, asking her to quit the powerful General Secretary's post, taking moral responsibility.
"Heady mix of power and wealth is the bottom line of this case," the Special Court that gave a watershed verdict sentencing AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa and three others to four years in jail in the disproportionate assets case has said.
Hours after being sworn in as the Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa's trusted lieutenant O Panneerselvam left for Bangalore with his senior Cabinet colleagues to call on the AIADMK supremo, who is in prison there after being convicted in a disproportionate assets case.
From a regional satrap to a convict sentenced to four years in prison in disproportionate assets case, AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa's political future looks bleak amidst speculation of political realignment in Tamil Nadu, set to go for Assembly polls in less than two years.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said on Saturday that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa would most likely face conviction for allegedly obtaining disproportionate assets during her first tenure as Chief Minister from 1991 to 1996.
An Assistant Supply Officer in the Civil Supplies Department here was arrested in a disproportionate assets case after Anti-Corruption Bureau officials unearthed properties worth Rs 2.24 crore allegedly belonging to her.
A special court here on Friday dismissed a plea by the Special Public Prosecutor in the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and three others seeking a direction to produce before it the seized silver articles belonging to her.
Lokayukta police conducted a raid on Thursday against Labour Department Deputy Commissioner LP Pathak and recovered details of properties worth over Rs 3 crore disproportionate to his known sources of income.
A special court trying the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa allowed a plea by DMK general secretary K Anbazhagan seeking physical production of valuables and other assets seized from her in 1997.