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AIADMK to appeal against Jayalalithaa’s verdict in HC

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Karnataka state secretary V Pugalendi, who arrived here on Sunday to meet jailed party supremo J Jayalalithaa, said that they would move the High Court on Monday to appeal against the verdict in the disproportionate assets case.

Jayalalithaa was found guilty of amassing disproportionate assets worth Rs 66 crores by a Bangalore court on Saturday and sentenced to four years in prison, along with a fine of Rs 100 crore.

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“Karunanidhi regime has filed the false case and all this is politically motivated. So we will go to the High Court tomorrow and appeal on honourable Amma’s direction,” V Pugalendi said adding, “This is the only case where Amma has been defeated. But still there is no problem. We will win under the directions of Amma.

Soon after hearing the court’s verdict yesterday, Jayalalithaa reportedly complained of dizziness, and had to be rushed to a hospital.

But Pugalendi put to rest concerns about her health, saying, “There is no problem now. The doctors attended her last night. Amma (J Jayalalithaa) is diabetic.”

Describing the current situation in the state, he said, “Today people below the poverty line are crying. This is the situation in Tamil Nadu.”

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AIADMK supporters had picketed and protested outside the court premises on Friday, at the Tamil Nadu-Karnataka border and outside the residence of DMK leader M. Karunanidhi.

Police had to resort to a baton charge to disperse the gathering and bring a sense of order to the area. One man even attempted to immolate himself.

The AIADMK supporters in Chennai have continued their protest today outside the party headquarters while business establishments and offices remain closed in Chennai.

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