Jayalalithaa is likely to take the oath of office as chief minister of Tamil Nadu on May 17, according to information reaching here. The Karnataka high court judge has acquitted former chief minister of Tamil Naidu J Jayalalithaa in a corruption case quashing her conviction by a trial court. Justice Kumar Swamy dismissed the allegations framed against Jaya. Three others along with her were also acquitted. The stop gap chief minister Panneer Selvam has visited the residence of Jayalalithaa this morning. Selvam and other Anna DMK leaders greeted her and started celebrations. There is a festival look in Chennai.
Earlier, a trial court gave a ruling imposing four years jail term and a fine of Rs 100 crore to her. The case was going on for the last 18 years. Later, the supreme court granted bail to her. Jaya approached the Karnataka high court and the court gave a verdict declaring her as innocent and acquitted. The court’s decision impacts the political career of a powerful leader of Tamil Nadu. The actress turned politician, who was groomed by another popular TN film hero M G Ramchandran, will take over as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu again. People in large numbers, particularly her fans began the celebrations.