AIADMK workers hopeful as Jaya’s bail plea comes up today

Press Trust of India Chennai | Updated on October 06, 2014 Published on October 06, 2014

Bad hair days A Jayalalithaa supporter receives a tonsure near the central jail in Bangalore on Monday, in protest against her conviction in the disproportionate assets case. PTI

Bangalore police gear up for an eventful day

AIADMK workers are waiting with bated breath as the Karnataka High Court is all set to hear the bail plea of party chief Jayalalithaa on Tuesday, even as protests continued in Tamil Nadu against her conviction in the disproportionate assets case.

AIADMK workers and Jayalalithaa supporters, including State ministers, MPs and MLAs, continued their protests and fasts in various parts of the State for the release of Jayalalithaa, who is presently in a prison in Bangalore, after a Special Court there sentenced her to four years imprisonment in the case on September 27.

The Tamil Nadu Omni Bus Owners Association today announced that about 1,500 omni buses will keep off the roads in the State tomorrow “to show solidarity” with Jayalalithaa.

In Coimbatore and Nilgiris districts, tourists suffered without proper food and beverages today, following a bandh observed in these districts.

Protests continued in the Union Territory of Puducherry too, as AIADMK legislators, joined by various wings of the party, observed a 12-hour-fast led by MLA Om Sakthi Segar.

Schools to reopen

The Federation of Associations of Private Schools in Tamil Nadu announced that schools would reopen tomorrow itself after the pooja holidays.

However, its decision to hold a protest in the Directorate of School Education campus by administrators of all private schools tomorrow remains, said DC Elangovan, Secretary, Federation of Associations of Private Schools in Tamil Nadu.

He had announced yesterday that over 4,500 private schools would remain closed in support of Jayalalithaa.

Bangalore City Police is also gearing up for the big day tomorrow as it is expecting a heavy influx of AIADMK workers from Tamil Nadu into the High Court campus and around Central Prison premises at Parappana Agrahara in the city.

After a meeting with all Deputy Commissioners, Joint Commissioners and Additional Commissioners this morning, Bangalore Police Commissioner MN Reddi imposed prohibitory orders in a 1 km radius around the High Court as well as around Parappana Agrahara Jail for tomorrow as a precautionary measure.

“All arrangements are made to make sure that law and order is maintained,” Reddi tweeted.

Published on October 06, 2014
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