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11/05/2015 11:51 AM IST | Updated 11/05/2015 11:51 AM IST

PHOTOS: How Jayalalithaa's Supporters Turned Poes Garden Into A Giant Street Party

Supporters of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo, Jayalalithaa Jayaram distribute sweets as they hear the news of the acquital of their leader in the 18-year-old, disproportionate assets case in Bangalore on May 11, 2015.  The head of India's largest Tamil party was cleared of corruption May 11, 2015, a verdict that sparked wild celebrations by supporters and paved the way for the return of one of the country's most powerful politicians.     AFP PHOTO/ Manjunath KIRAN
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Supporters of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo, Jayalalithaa Jayaram distribute sweets as they hear the news of the acquital of their leader in the 18-year-old, disproportionate assets case in Bangalore on May 11, 2015. The head of India's largest Tamil party was cleared of corruption May 11, 2015, a verdict that sparked wild celebrations by supporters and paved the way for the return of one of the country's most powerful politicians. AFP PHOTO/ Manjunath KIRAN

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was today acquitted by the Karnataka High Court in a disproportionate assets case. The verdict, that came as a huge relief to the AIADMK chief, will also enable her to stage a political comeback.

Soon after the verdict, celebrations broke out outside Jayalalithaa's residence in Poes Garden as policemen deployed there looked on. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam reached her residence while exuberant party workers burst crackers, danced to drum beats, chanted "long live Amma" and distributed sweets.

Here are some photos.

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