Statement Issued by G. Ramakrishnan, Member Polit Bureau and Secretary, Tamilnadu State Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist):




The case pertaining to the then Chief Minister on the question of her assets disproportionate to her income had been dragging on in the Court for the last 18 years.  Four accused including Ms. Jayalalitha had been awarded punishment of 4 years of imprisonment each, Rs.100 crores penalty for Ms. Jayalalitha and Rs.10 crores for the other three, by the Special Court which heard the case.


An appeal against this judgement was filed by Jayalalitha side in the Karnataka High Court; this appeal has been allowed by the High Court and the single judge who heard the case set aside the judgement of the Special Court.  However we consider that this judgement of the High Court is not the final one.  In this background the Karnataka Government should file appeal against this judgement of the Karnataka High Court in the Supreme Court.