In Tamil Nadu, AIADMK supremo Ms Jayalalithaa is not in a hurry to return as Chief Minister after her acquittal in the Disproportionate Assets, DA, case. Even though the MLAs of the ruling party are camping in Chennai, there is no official word from AIADMK on when the legislative party meeting will be held. The fresh controversy raised by the opposition including DMK and PMK regarding a mathematical error in the judgement calculating bank loans, could be the reason for the delay. Party legal sources say that Ms Jayalalithaa will wait to see whether the Karnataka government will go for appeal or not.
Meanwhile, several opposition parties have been critical about the judgement that acquitted Ms Jayalalithaa and three others in the case. DMK president Mr Karunanidhi said, in a statement, that there is a mathematical error with regard to the bank loan calculation stated in the court judgement. He urged the Karnataka government to appeal against the judgment. PMK founder Dr.Ramdoss too demanded the same. Later, talking to news persons in Chennai, Mr Karunanidhi said that if the Karnataka government goes for appeal, his party will support it. The public prosecutor in the DA case Mr Acharya too pointed out the mathematical error in a press conference in Bangalore yesterday. The Karnataka government sources said that a decision on the appeal will be taken soon.