- No force can separate me from AIADMK, says Sasikala
- On Tuesday, she was found guilty in corruption case
- She was sentenced to 4 years in prison, can't contest polls for 10 years
This evening, Ms Sasikala left the resort where she had spent the night along with more than 100 legislators, who, her party claims, supports her. "I feel so satisfied that despite facing troubles, the MLAs are supporting me," Ms Sasikala said today, before heading for the Poes Garden residence of J Jayalalithaa. A longtime live-in aide of the former Chief Minister, Ms Sasikala had continued to stay on at the house after Ms Jayalalithaa's death in December.
Ms Sasikala -- who after the Supreme Court's verdict today expelled O Panneerselvam and appointed Edappadi K Palanisamy as her stand-in to head the party in the assembly -- said, "I'm sure we'll get the invitation as soon as possible, as we remained quiet".
Ms Sasikala had been charged with helping Ms Jayalalithaa amass illicit wealth worth more than 60 crores in the 1990s. This morning, the judges overturned a High Court order that had acquitted her and Ms Jayalalithaa in the case.
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