Jayalalithaa, who has been facing serious charges in connection with a disproportionate assets case, might have the last smile as it has been reported that astrology would help her to get the final verdict in her favour.
According to AIADMK sources, 9 am to 10:30 am, which is not suitable for Jayalalithaa, might create trouble for the CM but 1:30 pm to 3 pm is a suitable time and the judge is expected to deliver his final verdict between 11 am to 3 pm.
While three accused including Jayalalithaa's aide Sasikala are expected to reach Bangalore on Friday, the CM would arrive in the tech city on Saturday morning. Later she will travel by helicopter to reach Parappana agrahara jail where the verdict will be announced.
Who are the other three accused in the case?
- Jayalalithaa's foster son Sudhakaran whom she has disowned,
- Jayalalithaa's friend Sasikala
- Sasikala's sister-in-law Ilavarasi.
What is the disproportionate case against Jayalalithaa and her aides?
- Jayalalithaa's asset reportedly was worth Rs 3 crore when she became the Chief Minister in 1991.
- While in office, she took a salary of just one rupee.
- However, in her 5-year tenure, Jayalalithaa's asset went dramatically up to Rs 66.6 crore.
- Jayalalithaa and her three aides allegedly floated 32 firms, which acquired property but had no business activities.
- These included a 1000-acre estate at Kodanadu in the Nilgiris, another thousand acres in Tirunelvelli, 28 kg of gold and 12,000 saris. Besides, Rs 5 crore was spent on the wedding of Sudhakaran in 1996.
How did Jayalalithaa defend herself in court?
- Jayalalithaa termed the case as political vendetta against her by arch-rival DMK.
- She asserted prosecution undervalued her earlier assets, ignored her income from other sources and exaggerated the value of her property.
- Jayalalithaa was a partner only in two companies, which publish her party newspaper Namadhu MGR.
- The Kodanadu estate, she claimed, was bought with the help of a bank loan.
- Sudhakaran's lavish wedding was paid by the bride's family and her party workers.
What if the verdict goes against Jayalalithaa?
- If convicted, the Tamil Nadu CM will have to step down and appoint a loyalist in her place.
- With state elections due in 2016, the opposition is keenly watching.
Why was the case transferred to Bangalore?
Just to get an unbiased verdict and judgement, the case was shifted to from Chennai to Bangalore court after Jayalalithaa came back to power in 2001.