Big day ahead for Sasikala Natarajan, fate of Tamil Nadu hangs in this verdict from Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is expected to give verdict tomorrow morning at 10:30 AM in a corruption case against AIADMK interim General Secretary Sasikala Natarajan. The court’s decision will decide Sasikala’s political career and whether she will be eligible to become the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

On being questioned if there is any delay because of the the pending DA case verdict, to stop her elevation to the post of Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, she out rightly denied any links.

If the judges confirm a High Court order acquitting her, there will be no legal hurdle in her taking oath as Chief Minister. If it convicts her, Sasikala Natarajan will be sent to jail and will not be allowed to contest elections for six years.

Sasikala Natarajan said today that since the majority of her party’s legislators support her, the state’s Governor must invite her immediately to take oath. She is currently on her way to the Golden Bay resort in Chennai to hold discussions with AIADMK MLAs.

O Panneerselvam, who took charge of the state after J Jayalalithaa died in December while she was Chief Minister, says he must remain in the top post. Backing him is a small but influential group of leaders from the AIADMK who are growing stronger by the day.