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Supreme Court shocks Sasikala: Ever since Jayalalithaa passed away, things are not well with her close aide Sasikala. She wanted to take the oath as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu but things altered after she has been announced convicted in the disproportionate assets case. She has been sent to Parappana Agrahara Central prison in Bengaluru. She will have to spend four complete years in jail and AIADMK which happened to part ways merged recently after the state’s Chief Minister Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam ended up on a positive note. Even a CBI probe has been announced on Jayalalithaa’s death after which Panneerselvam joined hands with AIADMK. He took the oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of the state.
Sasikala has been facing the heat that she has bribed the jail officials for VIP treatment and some of the jail officials have been suspended. Sasikala challenged with a petition in Supreme Court about her four-year jail term awarded in the disproportionate assets case. The Supreme Court dismissed the petition which shattered Sasikala’s dreams of stepping out from the jail and taking a political lead in Tamil Nadu. Supreme Court rejected her appeal of review petition and the court said that there is no need to review the judgement again. Now it will be a cake walk for AIADMK to remove Sasikala from the role of the party’s General Secretary.
Sasikala, 61, was found guilty of conspiring with former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who she lived with, to acquire a nearly 60-crore fortune that did not match their disclosed sources of income. The verdict in February stopped Sasikala from taking the oath as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Now we have to wait for official news that Sasikala will be out of AIADMK. Palaniswami and Panneerselvam are holding talks about this from some time on this.