A ‘supreme’ hurdle for would-be CM Sasikala

The Supreme Court is expected to deliver its judgement in the Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case next week.

The verdict will be pronounced by a division bench comprising Justices P C Ghose and Amitava Roy in the next few days. The apex court had, last year, reserved its verdict on the Jayalalithaa’s decade old case for three months.

On Monday, Senior Counsel Dushyant Dave, who argued for Karnataka government,  reminded the bench about the verdict calling it as an unpleasant duty of the counsel. He said, “It is his unpleasant duty to remind the bench about the verdict that was reserved over three months back would be pronounced.”The issue was brought in the wake of Sasikala who is likely to assume office as chief minister of Tamil Nadu on February 9.

With several cases pending against Sasikala as well as the members of her extended family, legal observers wonder if it would be prudent on her part to take over as chief minister now.


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