The Supreme Court has convicted V K Sasikala in the disproportionate assets case on Tuesday. Sasikala has been sentenced to four years of imprisonment by the apex court. Sasikala cannot contest elections for six years.
The apex court, however, abated the appeal proceedings against late Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa owing to her death on December 5 last year.
As it happened:
Whoever is going to lead AIADMK, shouldn't be a puppet of Sasikala clan and should be someone whom Jayalalithaa chose: Deepa Jayakumar
Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao gives appointment to AIADMK Legislature party leader Edapadi K.Palanisamy at 5:30 pm today.
TN: Police stopped Paneerselvam's supporters while they were on the way to Golden Bay resort in Kuvathur, where party MLAs are staying
Info that Panneerselvam with police is coming at resort, this could create law and order problems: A Navaneethakrishnan, AIADMK MP
Leaders including Minister K Pandiarajan, PH Pandian, N Vishvananthan and senior leader C Ponnaiyan expelled by VK Sasikala: AIADMK
Sasikala expels scores of rebels, including Minister K Pandiarajan and senior leader C Ponnaiyan
Centre has no role to play, Guv will take decision based on situation: Union Min Venkaiah Naidu
All AIADMK members who joined the Panneerselvam camp have been expelled from the party: Reports
Info that Pannerselvam with police is coming at resort, this could create law and order problems: A. Navaneethakrishnan, AIADMK MP
Info that Panneerselvam with police is coming at resort,this could create law and order problems: A. Navaneethakrishnan,AIADMK MP
We will file review petition, a new legislative party leader has been elected. Panneerselvam no longer party member: M Thambidurai,AIADMK
Leaders and MLAs from Panneerselvam camp planning to visit KoovathurResort to meet #AIADMK legislators staying there
We have sent a letter to Governor and are awaiting his reply: Edapadi K.Palanisamy
Letter signed by MLAs supporting Edapadi K. Palanisamy as the AIADMK's legislature party leader sent to Governor: AIADMK
All MLAs have elected me as the legislature party leader, soon will meet Governor with support letter of MLAs: Edapadi K.Palanisamy
Request Governor to take steps to establish stable management in the state: MK Stalin, DMK
After 21 years justice has been done. This would be example to politicians to live corruption-free: MK Stalin, DMK
Panneerselvam urges AIADMK MLAs to sink differences, work together to keep party united and continue Amma's rule
Without any other party's support our own govt will continue: Pannerselvam
The legislature party leader is Edapadi K.Palanisamy. O Panneerselvam removed from primary membership of the party: AIADMK
I thank lakhs and lakhs of people for continuing to support us. Good governance of Amma will continue: O Panneerselvam
Sasikala removes Pannerselvam, Edappady K Palaniswamy elected AIADMK Legislature Party Leader
She(Sasikala) can file a review petition but chances of that review petition succeeding are slim: Soli Sorabjee,former Attorney General pic.twitter.com/P7ptqYHCds— ANI (@ANI_news) February 14, 2017
Panneerselvam's supporters celebrate, burst firecrackers after V K Sasikala 's conviction
V K Sasikala to appoint one of her loyalists as leader of the Legislative party of AIADMK,a meeting in resort is already underway: Sources
Governor whose role has been circumspect and must call special assembly session and both AIADMK factions for way forward: RS Surjewala on Sasikala
V K Sasikala's brother Divakaran, and her nephew TTV Dinakaran also inside Golden Bay resort
This is a great success for Tamil Nadu people. It is a victory of truth and judicial system: Tamilan Prasanna, DMK on V K Sasikala conviction
Panneerselvam's supporters gather outside his residence after the DA case verdict that convicted V K Sasikala
In the past whenever Amma was in crisis, I also suffered this time also I will take it upon me. 'Dharma' will win: AIADMK quotes V K Sasikala
A unit of Tamil Nadu Police with senior officials enter Golden Bay Resort in Kovathur
I was expecting the conviction. I don't think she can escape the 4 years sentence: Subramanian Swamy
SC orders V K Sasikala to serve rest of her jail sentence of three years and six months as she has already served almost six months in jail
Govt will implement Supreme Court's verdict; it is the discretion of Governor to call #VKSasikala or not: MoS (Law & Justice) P P Choudhary
Security deployment outside Poes Garden, as precaution ahead of SC's verdict in DA case against Sasikala to be announced today
Security deployed outside Golden Bay Resort as a precaution in wake of today's judgement in DA case against.
Sasikala's political career hangs in the balance on this verdict. The case against her is very much on and the SC will give its findings on the angle of criminal conspiracy involving Sasikala, Ilavarasi and Sudhakaran.
Disproportionate assets case
Sasikala is co-accused in a DA case against former TN chief minister and her mentor Jayalalithaa, along with Ilavarasi and VN Sudhakaran.
In the case almost filed 20 years ago, Jayalalithaa was accused of misusing her office during her first tenure as chief minister during 1991-96 to amass properties worth ₹66.65 crores and depositing the amount in her proxy accounts.
A raid in her Poes garden residence in 1997 recovered 800 kg (1,800 lb) silver, 28 kg (62 lb) gold, 750 pairs of shoes, 10,500 sarees, 91 watches and other valuables.
However, she and all others were acquitted by Karnataka High Court in 2014. The case is now pending in Supreme Court.