1. Tamil Nadu crisis: Video of Sasikala slapping Jayalalithaa’s memorial goes viral

Tamil Nadu crisis: Video of Sasikala slapping Jayalalithaa’s memorial goes viral

A video of VK Sasikala has gone viral in which she is seen slapping the memorial of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister thrice, sparking of her intentions before leaving for Bangalore to surrender before a court.

By: | Chennai | Updated: February 16, 2017 11:38 AM
While she was praying and offering flower to the late chief minister, Sasikala was seen slapping the memorial with her hands. (Still from ANI video) While she was praying and offering flower to the late chief minister, Sasikala was seen slapping the memorial with her hands. (Still from ANI video)

A video of VK Sasikala has gone viral in which she is seen slapping the memorial of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, sparking of her intentions before leaving for Bangalore to surrender before a court. Today morning, before going to the Karnataka capital she had gone to the memorial to pray. While she was praying and offering flower to the late chief minister, Sasikala was seen slapping the memorial with her hands. After surrendering, she will be shifted to Parappana Agrahara prison.

WATCH VIDEO | This Video Of Sasikala Tapping On Jayalalithaa’s Memorial Goes Viral 

Yesterday, the Supreme Court bench comprising Justices P C Ghose and Amitava Roy directed Sasikala and the two relatives to surrender forthwith to the trial court in Bengaluru and serve the remaining part of four-year jail term. The verdict disqualifies Sasikala from becoming a legislator and consequentially she can’t be chief minister either for six years from the date of release of prison under the Representation of the People Act.

Minutes after the Supreme Court verdict, the AIADMK appeared to defend her, saying she had always carried the burden of the late Jayalalithaa. “Whenever there had been burden for Amma (Jayalalithaa) she (Sasikala) had taken it on her. She is doing the same now also. #Chinnamma,” the party’s official Twitter handle, @AIADMKOfficial said.

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The trial court had sentenced Sasikala and her two relatives to four years imprisonment with a fine of Rs 10 crore each. Jayalalithaa was sentenced to four years with a fine of Rs 100 crore.

On February 5, AIADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala was elected as the Legislature Party Leader.However, two days later, Panneerselvam had raised a banner of revolt against her, alleging he was forced to step down for her.

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