Chennai: Precisely every week after he launched his riot towards VK Sasikala at Amma Memorial, caretaker CM O Panneerselvam returned to mentor Jayalalithaa’s grave and this time he was accompanied by the late CM’s niece, Deepa Jayakumar.
Extending her assist to Panneerselvam, Deepa informed reporters that this was the launch of her political profession. “That is my entry into politics,” she informed reporters on the iconic venue at Marina Seashore.
Welcoming the conviction of Sasikala in a corruption case which bars her from electoral politics for 10 years, Deepa mentioned: “This can be a good verdict, a simply verdict as those that need to go to jail have gone. This verdict was lengthy pending and most welcomed.”
The Supreme Court docket on Tuesday sasikala’s conviction within the Rs 66 crore disproportionate belongings case and despatched her again to jail, making her bid to change into chief minister of Tamil Nadu short-lived and sparking a contemporary battle for energy within the ruling celebration. Following her conviction, the celebration has picked E Palaniswami to steer the battle towards Panneerselvam for the CM’s chair.
In a 10-minute assembly with Governor Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan, Palaniswami staked declare to change into the state’s third chief minister in two months. A few hours later, AIADMK veteran V Maitreyan, who was among the many first to again Panneerselvam, additionally met the Governor.
Lawyer Common Mukul Rohatgi has suggested the Governor to go for a composite ground check within the Meeting. The Sasikala faction has claimed the assist of 119 MLAs, however the Panneerselvam camp says a lot of them “have been held captive” at a luxurious resort.