A Sasi' surrender

Sasikala Natarajan has been jailed at Parappana Agrahara. People in the city express their relief and glee over this Supreme Court verdict.

There was sheer revelry in the air all this week when the news came out that political newbie Sasikala Natarajan was convicted in a disproportionate income case and that she cannot contest elections for six years.

People in Bengaluru are rejoicing with glee at Sasikala’s imprisonment and are happy with the SC verdict. Although the ruling has been announced so many years later, it is just and fair and has left everyone ecstatic. We get reactions from a cross section of the society.

Mohan Bunga, IT trainer and entrepreneur, Mohan’s Networking Institute shares, “In her desperation to become CM she dug her own grave. She would have followed Jayalalithaa’s wish and allowed OPR to be the CM and enjoyed her King maker status too, but she was greedy. Although being a Bengalurean, her imprisonment doesn’t make much of a difference to me, I’m happy that justice is given to the people of Tamil Nadu and now hopefully, good sense will prevail.”

From common men on the streets, to businessmen, IT professionals and entrepreneurs in the city, there was a celebratory mode in the air everywhere. Some of them are even saying that it’s her karma.

“Justice is finally served. What you sow is what you reap. It will be now easier counting iron bars than gold bars for Sasikala. My husband Shiva and I hail from Chennai and now live in Bengaluru since many years and this decision has made us both very excited. In fact, both of us literally ended up doing a jiggy at home when we saw the news,” says Gayathri Shiv, a fitness enthusiast who was fixated on this news since the time of Amma’s demise. As the teary-eyed Sasikala made her way behind bars, Bengaluru folks couldn’t hold their excitement and even bought sweets for their friends and family.

After a dramatic slapping on Amma Jayalalithaa’s memorial grave and paying homage to MGR at his residence at Ramapuram Chennai, Sasikala drove to Bengaluru via Guindy Kathipara flyover. She reached the Bengaluru jail and surrendered here in the city court after a medical check-up.

Priyanka Mathur who works with an online portal states, “The judges took so many years and finally passed the judgment in four minutes. This was a special verdict as it is rarely seen that the SC gives out a hearing adverse to that of the High Court. It was long due and I was mighty pleased that there’s still hope for the common man. I’m glad as a citizen that my belief in the system didn’t take a hit.”

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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