Panneerselvam was compelled to leave for Chennai without meeting Jayalalithaa who has been lodged in Parappana Aggrahara jail in Bangalore. Panneerselvam could not meet his Amma despite having permission from the jail authorities.
What surprised everyone that it was not Karnataka Police or jail authorities but Jayalalithaa herself who refused to meet Panneerselvam, her loyalist and now the new CM of Tamil Nadu.
While many raised questions over Jayalalithaa's decision of not meeting Panneerselvam, sources informed that the AIADMK supremo took on the decision on moral ground. According to Jayalalithaa, a CM of a state should not meet a prisoner in a jail, informed sources.
Earlier on Sunday when Panneerselvam and his other party colleagues did not have permission to meet their leader in jail, they defied all norms of the jail and met Jayalalithaa. But this time, he did not have the courage to defy her order, it seems.
Panneerselvam took oath as the Tamil Nadu CM following a special court's verdict on Jayalalithaa. The AIADMK chief along with three other convicts has been found guilty in a 18-year-old disproportionate assets (DA) case.
Jayalalithaa, Sasikala, Ilavarasi and Jayalalithaa's disowned son Sudhakaran were convicted in a 18-year-old case. All four have been convicted of accumulating Rs 66.6 crore wealth disproportionate to known sources of her income from 1991-96 in Jayalalithaa's first term as Chief Minister. All of them have been sentenced to jail for 4 years. Jayalalithaa has been imposed a fine of Rs 100 crore.