In a recent development, a plea has been filed in Supreme Court against Sasikala Natarajan, stating that she should not be the next Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, reported ANI. As per media reports, the plea was put urging the SC to halt the oath of Sasikala as the CM till the court announces a verdict in the corruption case filed against her. Current the SC is hearing Karnataka government’s plea challenging the high court acquittal of 61-year-old Sasikala and three others in the Rs 63-crore disproportionate assets case. The top court on Monday said that the verdict in the corruption case against her would be pronounced next week.
Though late Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalaithaa was the prime accused in the case, but after her death, the case against her stands slacked off. Among the other accused are Sasikala’s sister-in-law Ilavarasi and Sudhakaran, Jayalalithaa’s foster son who she later disowned. Exactly two months after the death of ‘Amma’, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary was appointed as the legislature party leader on Sunday, setting the stage for her to assume the position of chief minister of the state.
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The current CM O Panneerselvam, who took charge of the upmost designation after Amma’s demise, had yesterday proposed Sasikala’s name as the legislature party leader, put down his papers citing some ‘personal reasons.’ Sasikala, who is all set to take charge as chief minister of Tamil Nadu on February 7, will have six months from her swearing-in date to get elected to the assembly.