Critics as well as supporters of former CM of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa took to Twitter to react on her being acquitted in disproportionate assets case. Many on Twitter criticised the Indian judiciary system on the grounds of two successive high profile cases where the accused were acquitted, (#SalmanVerdict another case in point).
She had been convicted last year in an 18-year old corruption case. Supporters of Jayalalithaa are celebrating fervently in Tamil Nadu after her acquittal. People gathered outside her house chanting ‘long live amma’ and offered prayers for her.
After being released, Jayalalithaa made the following statement, "I am immensely satisfied with the verdict... Verdict paved way for me to emerge like tested pure gold.”
#JayaVerdict trended on Twitter all day long yesterday.
Shekhar Gupta @ShekharGupta
So, effectively, the High Court in Bengaluru has fired Mr Panneerselvam as the nominal chief minister of Tamil Nadu #Jayalalithaa
Prabhu Chawla @PrabhuChawla 10h10 hours ago
Isn't media now supporting or opposing judicial verdicts depending on class, caste, gender or community of the accused. #JayaVerdict
Rajdeep Sardesai @sardesairajdeep
Mayawati Mulayam had disproportionate asset cases when they supported the UPA. What is their status? #JayaVerdict
Subramanian Swamy @Swamy39 •
JJ was convicted by Session Court it was Kannadiga bias. She is now acquitted by KHC so vindication and justice. If SC convicts her then ?
Kiran Bedi @thekiranbedi
Rule of Law in a country means predictable Criminal Justice System. Ours is like the Indian Monsoon..Erratic and every year to be prayed for
Jayaprakash Narayan @JP_LOKSATTA •
Acquittal of Jayalalitha in DA case & public rejoicing show the complexity of rooting out corruption & the personalized, feudal politics.1/8
Gautam Trivedi @Gotham3
The court was High when it gave the #JayaVerdict
Tehseen Poonawalla @tehseenp
Justice is supposed to be Blind, but in #India Lady justice is partially blind. She sees and recognises the rich & powerful. #JayaVerdict
OfficeOf TinuCherian @tinucherian
#Jayalalithaa must have been acquitted on the grounds that Rs 66.65 crore is too small to be amassed by a Chief Minister. #JayaVerdict
OfficeOf TinuCherian @tinucherian
Looking at #SalmanVerdict and #JayaVerdict , #DawoodIbrahim might just decide to return to India. What is there to worry?
We cant do much about it because delays are done by accused: Subramanian Swamy on #JayaVerdict
Kiran Bedi @thekiranbedi • 6h6 hours ago
Fuuuuullllllllll Maaaarrrrkkkkksssss Tooooo Oooouuuuurrr Judddddiiicccaiillll Ssssyyyttttemmss..Meraaa Bharat Mahaann. Jaaay..Hiiiiind...
Hursh Gupta @ItsTechboy
Why should Khans have all the fun? #JayaVerdict
If you have any long pending cases stuck in the Indian Judiciary system, now is the time to bring them to hearing again #JayaVerdict
Anil kumar @simbamara
#JayaVerdict Daya of the Judiciary or disgrace ? Have they know shame or concern for the laughing stock it has become? DRASTIC REFORM NEEDED
JustWatch MyReview @Justwatchreview 12m12 minutes ago
#JayaVerdict Time to call it Banana Republic of India...
Blue Moon Rising @Zahir786543
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#JayaVerdict who the hell is the judge with this verdict? If we could not get Jaya, can we put this bastard in jail at least?
mala bhargava @malabhargava
New Delhi, Delhi
Why don't we just declare India a crime free country. Or free crime country . #JayaVerdict