Bengaluru, Feb 24:The arguments advanced by senior advocate Dushyanth Dave in the J Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case pointed towards the various errors made by the Karnataka High Court which acquitted the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.
The hearing on the appeal commenced yesterday with Dave arguing for the state of Karnataka which is the appellant in this case.
There were several points that Dave raised during his arguments while seeking reversal of the Karnataka High Court verdict.
This is not an income tax matter Dave contended while stating that the case on hand was relating to corruption in public life.
The issue here is corruption and not whether she has accounted her source of income for the period between 1991 and 1996, Dave also argued.
Tons of money carried in suitcases:
Stating that Jayalalithaa while on one hand created a veneer of conscientiousness by stating that she was drawing Rs 1 as salary, on the other hand her cadres carried tons of money to the banks.
This is nothing but corruption. It has become fashionable for political leaders to term the crores of rupees they get as birthday gifts, Dave further contended.
This was the defence that her advocates had taken up before the High Court. Dave said it is quite shocking that such a defence is taken up and even accepted. This according to me is a "brilliant analysis," of the anti-corruption law, Dave said while mocking the verdict of the High Court.
I would have disowned them:
Dave further went on to raise the point about the marriage of V Sudhakaran which is also a part of this corruption case. Dave jokingly said this was the marriage of the century. The Supreme Court however said we are not looking at this now.
There were corruption allegations that had been raised against Sudhakaran. However he continued to live under the same roof with Jayalalithaa. What does this tell you? Had she had some responsibility she would have disowned them.