Now the Karnataka government is not keen on lodging J. Jayalalithaa in the Bangalore Central Jail and wants to shift the former Tamil Nadu chief minister to a prison in her home state.
Protests by AIADMK workers on the premises the Bangalore Central Jail and the Karnataka High Court have become uncontrolled in the last few days.
Jayalalithaa is facing a four-year jail term in the assets case. Several senior leaders of the AIADMK have been camping outside the prison to meet Amma.
“This is a hyper sensitive case. Last week, advocates from Tamil Nadu and AIADMK workers staged several demonstrations and accused us of hatching a conspiracy to delay the hearing of Jayalalithaa’s bail petition. We have been unnecessarily facing the flak ever since she was sentenced to four-year imprisonment in the case. We do not want such a volatile situation to go on in the state. It will be better if Jayalalithaa is shifted to a jail in Tamil Nadu,” a senior minister of the Congress-led state government told MAIL TODAY.
JAYA had spent a few days in the hospital ward of the Bangalore prison citing ill-health. The prison authorities have already made arrangements to supply home-cooked food to the Tamil Nadu leader after she rejected jail food. This arrangement, however, cannot continue for long as it is against the prison rules, according to the jail authorities.
Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has appealed AIADAMK workers and Tamilians in the state to keep calm and not to resort to violence. He told them that the state government was merely following the court order.