Sasikala Natarajan will not head towards the Tamil Nadu CM seat but to jail instead following this morning’s judgement from the Supreme Court which convicted her in the two-decade long disproportionate assets case.
The AIADMK Chinnamma is to surrender before the court to complete a 4-year sentence. This bars her from contesting in elections for 10 years and practically has ended her political career.
Though the O Panneerselvam camp had been celebrating the judgement against Sasikala Natarajan, they may not be able to form the government. Instead, the next TN CM could mostly be Edappadi K Palanisamy, a loyalist of Sasikala Natarajan who was earlier appointed as the new AIADMK Legislature Party leader.
Meanwhile, the OPS camp has rejected the leadership of Edappadi K Palanisamy who is claiming to form government with the necessary number of MLAs.
With no real charisma or mass following, the game is up for Sasikala Natarajan as even the hundreds of MLAs behind her in the last few days expected to desert her as she would be a woman without power.
Although O Panneerselvam may not go on to save his CM seat, the people of Tamil Nadu are reportedly happy that the undeserving Sasikala Natarajan hasn’t gone to fulfil her ambitions of becoming the Chief Minister.
She still has four days to surrender before the court, until then we will have to see if she comes up with any tricks or not. Sasikala Natarajan would be imprisoned for three years and six months having already served six months in jail previously relating to the same case.