LATEST NEWS – A day after Supreme Court has upheld the trial court’s order convicting them in a disproportionate asset case, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V K Sasikala and her relative J Ilavarasi today surrendered in front of a Judge at Parappana Agrahara jail in Bengaluru.
She and two of her relatives, according to the Court need to spend around 3.5 years here along with paying a fine. Sasikala sought two days time to surrender as she has to manage her affairs and reportedly gave health reason. However, the Apex Court bench, which gave the verdict on Tuesday, declined and asked her to surrender immediately.
Earlier in the day, AIADMK has announced that Sasikala instated TTV Dinakaran, son of Sasikala’s sister Vanithamani, in the party and appointed him as deputy general secretary.
It may be noted in 2011, former Chief Minister and late AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa dismissed him from the party and kept away from Poes Garden, Jayalalithaa’s residence.
Prior to leaving for Bengaluru, Sasikala went to Jayalalithaa’s memorial at the Marina Beach in Chennai and paid homage.
She also vowed at the memorial that she would come back thwarting betrayal and lies. En route to Bengaluru she also went to AIADMK founder late M G Ramachandran’s house and paid her respects before his picture and also meditated for some time there. READ MORE