Edited by Shuchi Shukla
| Wednesday February 15, 2017, Chennai
Time up, VK Sasikala must surrender in Bengaluru right away, the Supreme Court has told the AIADMK chief, whose lawyers appealed for more time. Ms Sasikala is still in Chennai and will travel the 345 km to Bengaluru by road today escorted by the police from both Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to begin a four-year prison term ordered yesterday by the top court in a corruption case. She is likely to visit Jayalalithaa memorial at Chennai's Marina beach before heading towards Bengaluru. This morning, she has inducted her nephews TTV Dinakaran and S Venkatesh into the party. Mr Dinakaran, who was expelled from the party by J Jayalalithaa in 2011, has been appointed deputy general secretary of the AIADMK ensuring that Ms Sasikala will have control of the party from jail. The court verdict ended her plans to become Tamil Nadu's next chief minister and Ms Sasikala, who received the news from Delhi at a five-star beach resort 80 km away from Chennai, returned to her Poes Garden residence in the state capital late last night after presiding over the election of her loyalist Edappadi K Palanisamy to lead the ruling party in the state assembly, in a bid to ensure that her rival O Panneerselvam does not continue in the top post. Mr Palanisamy met the state's governor on Tuesday to stake claim to form government.