As pert the latest news, Sasikala has been convicted on the grounds of corruption by The Supreme court. She will need to surrender to the police immediately so that she can begin her 4 years of imprisonment. This puts end to her dreams of turning CM. In fact, she cannot contest elections for the next 10 years. As per reports, two judges stated their rulings separated but agreed that she was guilt of accumulating an illicit fortune. Her conviction also means the ruling AIADMK will have to elect a new legislative leader who will turn CM. In reaction to these surprising turn of events Panneerselvam has said the following: Amma's spirit has saved the state and its people; Good governance of Amma will continue.
Reactions to this update have been pouring in on Twitter, stating Justice has prevailed. Among the celebrities, Kamal Haasan has also tweeted - "It's an old song but still; the wrong person may win at times. However time changes and justice will prevail." as translated by India Today. Before the verdict was out, Kamal Haasan had tweeted this: The Marina spirit awaits judgement calmly. They've always respected civil order& will maintain it. Courts have a duty & so have the people.
So what will happen to Sasikala now? As per reports, She might go to jail immediately. she can file a curative petition or a review petition, but as of now the verdict of these two judges stands. But the convicted leader is not going down without a fight, ""Whenever Amma was in crisis, I also suffered. This time, I will take it upon me. Justice will prevail," AIADMK's official Twitter was quoted.
As per the same official handle, O Panneerselvam has been removed from the primary membership of AIADMK. As of now letter has been signed by MLA supporting Edapadi K. Palanisamy as the legislative leader.
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