Special prayers were performed at temples across Tamil Nadu this morning, urging divine lord to deliver J Jayalalithaa back to her party from the Bangalore jail where she has spent three weeks.
In the afternoon, the Supreme Court sanctioned the politician’s request for bail. She was represented by FaliNariman.
6 ministers have flown to Bangalore in anticipation of Jayalalithaa’s release. Whether Jayalalithaa is able to leave prison depends on how quickly paperwork is processed in Bangalore.
At her residence in Chennai, hundreds of supporters celebrated, dancing and waving their arms in the pouring rain. “For us, Diwali is here,” said one.