Uncertainty continues over Sasikala’s induction as TN CM

Uncertainty persisted on Tuesday over All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V K Sasikala’s induction as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister as Governor  C Vidyasagar Rao is still in Mumbai.

Sources said, Governor Rao won’t be going to Chennai. Rao on Monday accepted the resignation of Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam.

This uncertainty is likely to have risen after the Supreme Court Monday said that the verdict in the disproportionate assets case will be delivered within a week.

Sasikala is the second accused, and next to late chief minister J Jayalalithaa in the case. A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed Monday by a Chennai resident in the apex court seeking a stay over Sasikala’s swearing-in, claiming that she had been convicted under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, for amassing wealth disproportionate to her income.

The petitioner said he filed the plea in the interest of people of Tamil Nadu and to maintain the peace in the state. After Jayalalithaa passed away on December 5, 2016, Sasikala, who was her shadow for nearly three decades, was elected General Secretary of AIADMK on December 29 and elected leader of its legislature party on Sunday.


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