Panneerselvam removed from AIADMK, Edapadi K.Palanisamy elected as new party leader

O. Panneerselvam removed from AIADMK after SC verdict
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 14 Feb 2017 01:19 PM
Tamil Nadu: Amid the tug of war for the Chief Ministerial post in Tamil Nadu between VK Sasikala and Panneerselvam, the Supreme Court on Tuesday pronounced a historic judgment and convicted VK Sasikala in the disproportionate assets case, and sentenced her a jail term of four years.

Taking a fresh twist in Tamil Nadu politics, the party sacked O. Pannerselvam and elected Edapadi K.Palanisamy as the new party leader. As per reports, 120 MLAs were present in the meeting which decided removal of OPS.

Here is all you need to know about the SC order on Sasikala’s DA case:

  • O. Pannerselvam removed from AIADMK after SC verdict, Edapadi K.Palanisamy elected as new legislature party leader


  • Sasikala would have to serve three years and six months of term in jail, as she has already served 6 months in the past


  • SC quashes Karnataka HC verdict acquitting AIADMK General Secretary Sasikala Natarajan in the disproportionate assets case.


  • She cannot hold office for next 10 years and therefore her dream to become the Chief Minister has been shattered


  • Sasikala's relatives VN Sudhakaran and Elavaras also convicted. Will have to spend 4 years each in jail


  • Rs 10 crore fine imposed on VK Sasikala and both her convicted relatives


  • Sasikala’s conviction clears path for O.Panneerselvam to become the next Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu


  • A unit of Tamil Nadu Police with senior officials enter Golden Bay Resort in Kovathur, where Sasikala supporting MLAs were staying

Security officials reach Golden Bay resort/ Image courtesy: ANI

  • AIADMK quotes VK Sasikala post SC judgment, says “In the past whenever Amma was in crisis, I also suffered this time also I will take it upon me; 'Dharma' will win”


  • Panneerselvam's supporters gather outside his residence in Chennai after the DA case verdict by SC

OPS supporters gather outside his house to celebrate Sasikala's conviction/ Image courtesy: ANI

  • I was expecting the conviction. I don't think she can escape the 4 years sentence: Subramanian Swamy on SC's verdict


  • This is a great success for Tamil Nadu people. It is a victory of truth and judicial system: Tamilan Prasanna, DMK on SC verdict