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Jayalalithaa verdict: Top 5 reactions

Tue May 12 2015, 11:41 am
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    Jayalalithaa verdict: The former Tamil Nadu chief minister was acquitted by the Karnataka High Court in the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets (DA) case, quashing a special court order convicting her to four years in prison and imposing a fine of Rs 100 crore on her in the case. Here are the top 5 reactions: (PTI)

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    1. 'Not the final verdict', says Karunanidhi on Jayalalitha case verdict:

    With Karnataka High Court acquitting his arch rival and AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa in a graft case, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Monday said this was "not the final verdict." "What has been pronounced today is not the final verdict. I would like to remind one and all about Mahatma Gandhi's saying there is a court above all courts and that is conscience," he said in a statement. (Express photo)

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    2. AIADMK MLA tonsures his head

    AIADMK MLA Om Sakthi Segar on Monday tonsured his head immediately after the Karnataka High Court pronounced its judgment acquitting his party chief Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate assets case. "I made a vow to tonsure my head and I am fulfilling it now as per my prayer to the Almighty for the acquittal of Jayalalithaa in the case," he told reporters after tonsuring his head. A number of volunteers of the party also tonsured their heads soon after the verdict was pronounced. Om Sakthi Segar is representing the Nellithope constituency in Puducherry Assembly. (PTI)

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    3. PM Narendra Modi calls Jayalalithaa:

    Narendra Modi and Jayalalithaa are said to enjoy cordial relations with the former attending her swearing-in ceremony as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister in 2011. The AIADMK supremo also attended his swearing-in ceremony as Gujarat Chief Minister the next year. "Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Puratchi Thalaivi Amma (Revolutionary Leader-Amma) and extended his greetings," an AIADMK release said. (PTI)

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    4. Prosecution case "prejudiced", says SPP:

    Special Public Prosecutor B V Acharya on Monday said the prosecution case had been "seriously prejudiced" in the disproportionate assets case against former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and three others, as the state of Karnataka and SPP appointed by it was denied an opportunity to convince High Court through oral arguments. Acharya said he was appointed as SPP after the Supreme Court order which said that appointed Public Prosecutor can file written submission within one day and there was no chance for oral arguments. "So High Court judge could not give me an opportunity." "...the total effect is that the state of Karnataka and the Public Prosecutor appointed by it was denied an opportunity to convince High Court judge through oral arguments. This has seriously prejudiced the case of the prosecution," he told reporters after the High Court acquitted Jayalalithaa and three others. (PTI)

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    5. Jayalalithaa hails verdict:

    Hailing the Karnataka High Court verdict acquitting her in the disproportionate assets case, AIADMK chief Jayalalaithaa on Monday said it has proved that she did no wrong and vowed to continue to work for the welfare of people of Tamil Nadu. "Today's verdict gives me immense satisfaction, this has removed the slander imposed on me, this has erased the blame put on me by political enemies," she said in her first reaction hours after her acquittal. "It has confirmed that I have done no wrong, this verdict is a boon granted by God for the prayers of Tamil Nadu people after the verdict of the lower court," she said. Stressing hat she did not consider the verdict as a personal victory, Jayalalithaa said, "I don't consider it as a personal victory, justice has been established, dharma has won and that is this verdict, conspiracies always may win temporarily, however final victory is for dharma and honesty."

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