Supreme Court’s historic verdict in the 21-year-old disproportionate assets case convicting Sasikala is seen as a death blow to her ambitions to be the next CM of Tamil Nadu. As the Apex Court upheld the trial court’s verdict and directed Sasikala to serve the remaining jail sentence of 3 yrs and six months, Sasikala camp is now seriously looking to name a new, clean person to take over as the Tamil Nadu CM.
While rebel O Panneerselvam is trying to gain numbers by wooing MLAs from Sasikala camp, Sasi camp too intensified its move to name new candidate for the next CM.
It’s learnt that Sasi’s loyalist Palaniswamy’s is named as the new CM candidate. Initially, Jaya’s nephew and Sasi’s loyalist Deepak Jayakumar, son of Jayakumar who is deceased brother of Jayalalithaa, was also heard. But finally, Sasikala has voted in favour of Palaniswamy to be the new CM candidate.
Sasikala camp has prepared MLAs written statements to elect the new CM. Among her loyalists, name of Jaya’s nephew Deepak too. Sasikala camp has written to the Governor for his appointment, to stake claim with signed affidavits of MLAs at the earliest