Jaya Meets Ministers, Speaks to Jail Staff in Kannada

Published: 29th September 2014 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th September 2014 06:05 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who is lodged at the Central Jail here, met ministers O Panneerselvam, Natham R Vishwanathan, Yedapadi K Palaniswamy and R Vaidyalingam in the morning. Former chief secretary Sheela Balakrishnan called on her in the afternoon.

Jail sources said they have given a BSNL SIM card to Jayalalithaa, and like any other jail inmate, she can use it for 10 minutes a week. On Sunday morning, at around 10.15, she called two numbers for five minutes, they said.

She spent Saturday night in a special cell with her close associates Sasikala and Ilavarasi. The special cell No 23 allotted to Jayalalithaa measures 8X12 ft, and has cots, chairs and tables. She said she did not want a TV in the cell and also told the officials that she is not willing to meet any visitors, the sources said. 

She had curd rice on Saturday night, and on Sunday morning, she had fruits, milk and bread for breakfast. In the afternoon, she again asked for curd rice, which was provided. She has also been provided medicines as she is suffering from BP and diabetes. She spoke to the jail staff in Kannada.

The jail officials said Jayalalithaa had not brought any belongings or clothes with her. About 26 chocolates were found in her handbag, according to a jail official.

Meanwhile, senior Prisons Department officers including ADGP (Prisons) are supervising security arrangements at the jail. K C Divyashree, Mysore Jail Superintendent, has been deputed at the Bangalore Jail on special duty.

More than 250 AIADMK supporters, who tried to enter the roads in the vicinity of the jail, were sent away by the police as Section 144 has been imposed around the area.

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