Features Monday, May 11, 2015 - 05:30
In a major breather to AIADMK chief and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa, the Karnataka High Court on Monday acquitted her along with three other accused in the Rs 66 crore Disproportionate Assets case. The case dates back to 1996 when BJP leader Subramanian Swamy registered a complaint against Jayalalithaa alleging that the latter's financial assets soared from Rs 2.06 crore to Rs 66.65 crore during her first term as chief minister between 1991 to 1996. Referring to this phase Arun Janardhanan wrote, in a profile of the now 67-year-old "Amma", in The Indian Express, "It was the period that kickstarted some of the best public health programmes in Tamil Nadu, but the abuse of power, corruption and multiple-power centres operated by her aide Sasikala turned out to be a curse to her image." Here are a few photographs of Jayalalithaa from that period. Jayalalithaa meets Mother Teresa in 1996 in Chennai 1993- 80 hours fast by Jayalalithaa at the Marina beach for Cauvery water All images source: AIADMK website Also read: What the Karnataka HC judgement says: Prosecution did not prove conspiracy involving Jayalalithaa       alleging that Jayalalithaa’s financial assets had grown from Rs. 2.60 crore to Rs. 66.65 crore during her term as Chief Minister between 1991 and 1996. - See more at: http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/amma-returns-karnataka-high-court-a... A trial which dragged on for 18 years, the case was registered in 1996 on the basis of a complaint by Subramanian Swamy alleging that Jayalalithaa’s financial assets had grown from Rs. 2.60 crore to Rs. 66.65 crore during her term as Chief Minister between 1991 and 1996. - See more at: http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/amma-returns-karnataka-high-court-a... A trial which dragged on for 18 years, the case was registered in 1996 on the basis of a complaint by Subramanian Swamy alleging that Jayalalithaa’s financial assets had grown from Rs. 2.60 crore to Rs. 66.65 crore during her term as Chief Minister between 1991 and 1996. - See more at: http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/amma-returns-karnataka-high-court-a... A trial which dragged on for 18 years, the case was registered in 1996 on the basis of a complaint by Subramanian Swamy alleging that Jayalalithaa’s financial assets had grown from Rs. 2.60 crore to Rs. 66.65 crore during her term as Chief Minister between 1991 and 1996. - See more at: http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/amma-returns-karnataka-high-court-a...

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