Jayalalithaa in no hurry to be CM again

May 13, 2015 03:04 am | Updated November 28, 2021 09:54 pm IST - CHENNAI:

AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa

AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa

Despite the Karnataka High Court special judge acquitting her of all the charges in the disproportionate assets case, AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa   is in no hurry to take back her mantle.

According to sources in the ruling party and the bureaucracy, Ms. Jayalalithaa is unlikely to take charge as Chief Minister this week.

With fresh controversy over the verdict breaking out on Tuesday as the Opposition parties alleged that the High Court judge “miscalculated” her assets, the AIADMK chief is taking her time to weigh the legal options ahead.

A meeting of her lawyers is likely to be held in the coming days, sources said.

There are strong messages from the party seniors suggesting that the former Chief Minister may wait a little longer to see if the Karnataka government moves the Supreme Court. On Tuesday, Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam met Ms. Jayalalithaa at her Poes Garden residence, party sources said.

It is not clear if four of his senior colleagues – Natham R. Viswanathan, R. Vaithilingam, Edappadi K. Palanisamy and P. Palaniappan – accompanying him were able to meet her or not, sources said.

Meanwhile, reports of discrepancies in the verdict delivered by Justice C.R. Kumaraswamy, pointing to apparent mistakes in the calculation, have also made the AIADMK camp wary.

Opposition demand

The Opposition parties have also urged the Karnataka government to file an appeal in the Supreme Court.

Some party leaders think that the party supremo is contemplating an auspicious day to resume office.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.