Prayers were all around

Saturday, Sep 27, 2014,15:05 IST By metrovaartha A A A

In Tamilnadu several senior AIADMK leaders, including Ministers and  MLAs, and scores of party functionaries have been offering  special prayers for a favourable verdict for their party  supremo.
A few senior AIADMK leaders have also performed special  prayers in Vazhakarutheeswarar temple in Kancheepuram district.  The temple, which has attracted several VIPs, is considered the best place to offer prayers to get relief from court cases.
The original case was filed in 1996 and the chargesheet  was submitted to the court a year later.
After Ms Jayalalithaa once again became the Chief Minister,  following a request from the petitioner, the Supreme Court had shifted the venue from Chennai to Bangalore and constituted a Special Court for this purpose.
In the 18-year-long trial, 259 witnesses against the accused and 100 in support of the accused were examined and Ms Jayalalithaa had answered a whopping 1,339 questions during the trial.