Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa who was released from the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison in Bangalore arrived in Chennai on Saturday evening to a grand welcome from thousands of her supporters. AIADMK cadres, who had been waiting for Jayalalithaa on roadsides since morning braving the heavy rain, shouted "Amma… Amma" as her convoy proceeded to her Poes Garden residence from the airport.
A smiling Jayalalithaa, who sat on the front seat of her SUV, acknowledge her supporters cheers with a smiling face and folded hands. Tamil Nadu chief minister O Pannerselvam, several ministers, MPs and legislators were in attendance to receive her near the prison after which she headed to HAL airport to fly back to Chennai by a special flight.
In a major relief, the Supreme Court had on Friday granted bail to Jayalalithaa and three others, who had earlier tried in vain to secure it in the Karnataka high court.