In a piece of news that may shatter Sasikala’s dream of becoming Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court is set to pronounce its verdict on the much talked disproportionate assets case involving AIADMK General Secretary on February 14 at 10:30 am.
According to the reports, if convicted than she has to face a jail term. If acquitted as ordered by the High Court, then there is no impediment for Sasikala to become the Chief Minister. The Governor will have no alternative but to invite her to form the government.
Earlier in the day, amidst ongoing turmoil in the the Tamil Nadu politics, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has advised the Tamil Nadu governor to hold composite floor test in the Assembly.
Sasikala and O Panneerselvam are locked in a bitter power struggle in the AIADMK after the death of party patron J Jayalalitha.
Verdict in #VKSasikala DA case to be out tomorrow at 10.30 am in Supreme Court
— ANI (@ANI_news) February 13, 2017
“We have the strength to manage any number of enemies,” Sasikala said while addressing the supporters outside the Poes Garden.
Sasikala further reiterated that it was she who pressed O. Panneerselvam to become the Chief Minister following Jayalalithaa’s death in December last year.
“After Jayalalithaa’s death, I told him (Panneerselvam) to become the Chief Minister.”
Sasikala too got emotional and revealed Amma’s last words to her. Sasikala who met the MLAs kept hidden at the Golden Bay resort made an emotional appeal to them urging them to keep the party united.
— ANI (@ANI_news) February 12, 2017
Sasikala claimed that Jayalalithaa’s last words were, “No one can destroy the party”. While addressing the MLAs Sasikala said that she had spent time in jail in the past and had no qualms in going to the jail again. This response comes in backdrop of her dispproportionate case pending in the Supreme Court. If not acquitted, she does not qualify to be the Chief Minister of the state and will also not be allowed to contest elections for six years.