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Sasikala To Eat Jail Food And Share Cell With Two Other Inmates

How the mighty have fallen.

15/02/2017 9:24 PM IST | Updated 15/02/2017 10:43 PM IST
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After the Supreme Court dashed her hopes of becoming the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, V.K. Sasikala is looking at a rough four years at the Parappana Agrahara Central Jail, the largest prison in Karnataka.

The Indian Express reported today that a Bengaluru court has turned down her request to bring home food into the prison, situated on the southern outskirts of Bengaluru, where the AIADMK leader will share a cell with two other inmates in the prison.

Times Now reported that the 62-year-old is Prisoner No. 94305 and she will not be extended any privileges. Several media reports also said that Sasikala will not be given an air conditioner.

The New Indian Express reported that Sasikala will spend her time making candles for a daily wage of ₹50.

India Today reported that the standard issued prison uniform is all-white and khadi, and the bathrooms are "manageable" only if one gets there before everyone else.

Sasikala was found guilty of amassing wealth disproportionate to her known income and sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday. The Supreme Court had turned down her request for additional time to surrender.

Over the past week, Sasikala was embroiled in a sensational political battle with AIADMK's O. Panneerselvam over who would be the next chief minister of Tamil Nadu.

Earlier today, Sasikala was seen aggressively slapping her palm down on the samadhi of J. Jayalalithaa, when she went to pray tribute to her close friend and political mentor, who passed away last year.

The Parappana Agrahara Central Jail is the same prison where Sasikala and Jayalalithaa were imprisoned for 21 days in connection with the "Disproportionate Assets" case in 2014. Reports suggest that Sasikala had asked for the VVIP cell number 23 which Jayalalithaa was previously allotted, but her request was denied.

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