Jayalalithaa Acquitted: Supporters Burst Crackers, Beat Drums, Break Into Jigs Outside Her House To Celebrate Verdict

11/05/2015 11:49 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Indian chief minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa (C) arrives at a hotel in Bangalore to take part in talks with chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka on the Cauvery water sharing row, on November 29, 2012. The talks failed to break the ice with both sides sticking to their positions. AFP PHOTO/ Manjunath KIRAN (Photo credit should read Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

CHENNAI — Celebrations broke outside AIADMK general secretary and former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's residence when the news of her acquittal in the disproportionate assets case by the Karnataka High Court on Monday reached here.

Party cadres jumped in joy and burst crackers. They chanted "Long Live Amma" and distributed sweets.

Some smashed coconuts on the ground, as an auspicious sign.

AIADMK cadres had assembled outside Jayalalithaa's residence since morning here and were waiting with bated breath for the court's decision.

The court struck down the verdict given by a trial court in the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case in an appeal filed by Jayalalithaa.

Also read: Here's How The Jayalalithaa Disproportionate Assets Case Has Played Out Over The Years

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