AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa will remain in jail until Monday, as per news reports. Her bail plea in the Karnataka High Court was admitted on Tuesday, and has been posted for next Monday.
Jayalalithaa had moved the Karnataka High Court on Monday against her conviction in the 18-year-old disproportionate assets case, and a vacation bench of the court was slated to hear her bail plea on Tuesday.
The former Tamil Nadu chief minister is now prisoner number 4702 in Bangalore's Parappana Agrahara Central Prison, where she has been staying since Saturday after being convicted in the disproportionate assets case.
Jayalalithaa has been lodged in a single cell with two chairs, a table, a cot, a fan and a television set, and is reportedly said to start her mornings at 5:30am with some limewater followed by a morning walk in the jail premises.
Jayalalithaa was sentenced to four years in jail and fined ₹100 crore as punishment for amassing wealth disproportionate to her income during her first term as chief minister between 1991 and 1996.
Jayalalithaa, referred to as 'Amma' among her supporters, has a huge base of die-hard supporters and has emerged as one of the most influential leaders in the south India. A former Tamil film actress, she took charge of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party since the death of its founder M G Ramachandran, himself a former chief minister of the state.