Tamil Nadu people are surprised by Jayalalithaa's refusal to issue Diwali greetings.
Jayalalithaa had not even once in these 25 years had missed to issue Diwali greetings, ever since she took over as the General Secretary of the AIADMK in January 1988.
"Though Jayalalithaa is not in the office, she issued Diwali greetings to the people and to the party cadres. Infact Diwali is the favorite festival of Jayalalithaa. But I don't know what happened this time and this is really saddening and shocking", says Durai Karuna, writer and one of the founding members of the AIADMK.
Even Chief Minister O Panneerselvam did not greet people on the festival this time.
Jayalalithaa who returned to Chennai after 22 days of prison life had not met any one since then.
Jayalalithaa was convicted and sentenced to four years imprisonment by a Bangalore Special Court on September 27 in a Rs.66.65 crore disproportionate assets case.
The Supreme Court granted her bail on October 17 and she returned to Chennai the next day.