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For once, ‘Truth alone triumphs’ would sound like a perfect phrase for the current scenario as now Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is finally convicted after an 18-year long trial. The case which was filed on 14th June 1996 by now senior BJP leader Dr Subramanian Swamy saw the truth unfold after 18 years. Also Read - Secret Has Gone With You! Sushant Singh Rajput's MS Dhoni Co-Star Bhumika Chawala Shares Heartfelt Post
Jayalalithaa is convicted in the graft case and is served a sentence of four years in jail with immediate legal effect. It means that Jayalalithaa should be taken into custody instantly. The bail for the same can only be filed in the High Court and with High Court on vacation the days are tough ahead for ‘Amma’. Not only does a four-year jail-term await her, but she has also been slapped with a fine of 100 crore. Also Read - ECB Terminates Players' Contracts For The Hundred
AIADMK supremo is reportedly charged under Section 120 C of the Indian Penal Code. Jayalalithaa will have to step down as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu and the present finance minister and former chief minister O. Panneerselvam is expected to chair the chief minister’s post.
Only couple of weeks back, Jayalalithaa had filed six defamation suits against Dr Subramanian Swamy. The battle between Swamy and Jayalalithaa is out in the open for long. Now that the judgement is out, the Twitterati like always is abuzz with the recent developments. We bring to you some of the most amazing reactions on the social media below:
@Swamy39 Law looks worthy only when verdict is not altered to suit individuals.Victory for all law-abiding citizens.Historic #Jayaverdict.
— Padma Praseed Das (@praseed_BJPian) September 27, 2014