Minutes after the supreme court convicted VK Sasikala, the AIADMK on Tuesday threw its weight behind the party General Secretary, saying she has always carried the "burden" of Jayalalithaa.
"Whenever there had been burden for Amma (Jayalalithaa) she (Sasikala) had taken it on her. She is doing the same now also," the party's official Twitter handle,
here is the original tweet in Tamil.
அம்மாவிற்க்கு எப்போது எல்லாம் துன்பம் வருகிறதோ அப்போதெல்லாம் அதை தன்மீது ஏற்றுகொண்டவர்
— AIADMK (@AIADMKOfficial) February 14, 2017
Sasikala was earlier today convicted by the apex court which set aside the Karnataka High Court verdict acquitting her in the 19-year-old disproportionate assets case that also involved the late Jayalalithaa.
The apex court restored in toto the judgement and the findings of the trial court in Bengaluru which had held guilty all the accused including Sasikala's two relatives, V N Sudhakaran and Elavarasi.
The verdict disqualifies Sasikala from becoming a legislator, and consequentially she can't be chief minister either.
Updated Date: Feb 14, 2017 12:04 PM