Chennai,Sep 28 (): Jayalalithaa has got support from Ram Jethmalani, the ex-Union law minister and BJP leader.
Jethmalani says that Judge D’Cunha has erred and the verdict oversteps the limits prescribed by prevention of corruption act (PCA) 1988. The argument is that it suits the political adversaries, says Jethmalani.
As per the legal experts, the imposition of Rs 100 crore as fine will not stand legal scrutiny. The jail sentence is within the power of the Judge. Ram Jethmalini who is known to pick up cases of the infamous is likely to represent Jayalalithaa in the Karnataka High Court.
AIADMK allies like Sarath Kumar has backed Jayalalithaa. O Paneerselvam has reached Chennai from Bangalore to preside over AIADMK MLA meet. The party has issued a whip to MLAs to attend the meet today. Party sources say O Paneerselvam will be the next CM.
Meantime, Opposition leader Vijayakanth met the Governor and asked to keep law and order in the State and provide protection to opposition parties. The Governor got a copy of the court verdict from Karnataka Court.
Many parts of State are still observing a closure as buses are not plying and shops are closed. Tourist places are worst affected. Supplies to Chennai’s wholesale market are affected as lorries are not coming from across the borders carrying vegetables and from districts in TN.
Though some shops were open, transport service was badly affected. Tomorrow as offices open and new CM takes charge, situation is said to improve and normalcy is expected to restore. According to reports,Sheela Balakrishnan, ex-IAS officer was denied permission to meet Jayalalithaa.
Four ministers met Jayalalithaa in the morning. Chennai police has filed a FIR based on a complaint by AIADMK workers saying that Karunanidhi and Stalin incited violence against them. A bail petition will be filed tomorrow before the vacation bench and it is likely to be heard on Tuesday.