Apparently, Karnataka jail superintendent Krishna Kumar made it clear that in case Sasikala doesn’t pay the 10 crore penalty, she will have to serve another 13 months in jail. Sasikala spent 21 days along with the A1 accused in the assets case Jayalalitha in 2014. Now those 21 days will be reduced from her jail term, which means she will have to stay inside the bars for 3 years and 11 months. But, in order for her to avoid the extra 13 months, she has to pay the penalty of 10 crores. Paying the money is not such a difficult thing, but paying it in white is going to be a huge problem.
At a time when all her properties are seized, she can have some of her people pay the penalty but the person will attract IT vigilance. Officials will tend to think that whoever pays the penalty might have profited from her. Therefore, her team is mulling over options. At a time when cash availability is scare, they are facing tough times to pay this.
Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao invited Palaniswami who was selected by the AIADMK general secretary to replace V K Sasikala as the legislature party leader to form the government in the state. He will be sworn-in as the new CM at 4 pm on Thursday and has been given 15 days to prove majority in assembly.
The Sasikala camp claimed 124 MLAs in their support and it seems governor has gone by numbers and not public sentiment, which is against the Palanisami camp. Earlier, the Governor had invited Palaniswami to meet him at the Raj Bhawan. Palaniswami was elected by the AIADMK legislature party as their leader after the Supreme Court convicted Sasikala in the 1996 disproportionate assets case and sent her to four-year jail.
Sasikala reached Bangalore to get surrendered before the court. In the context of Sasikala getting convicted, Chandra Babu Naidu made some sensational comments on her. He was taking on the occasion of taking congress MLC Chengalrayudu into the party fold. He said that nobody can escape from law and it will have its course. He went ahead and said that there are people similar to Sasikala Natarajan in the state of AP also.
He questioned the need for such people staying in politics. While saying that corrupted people in AP amassed more black money than Sasikala, he reminded how the honorable Supreme Court expressed unhappiness about corruption in politics. However, even though he does know that Jayalalitha is also a co-convict in the case, he didn’t dare say anything about her. If one would think that he chose not to comment on her as she is no more, he still continues to get after late YSR. Netizens are also making satirical comments on Chandra Babu Naidu's latest statements. They are saying if a proper investigation on vote for note case is undertaken, people like Sasikala from AP will be uncovered.
At a time when the Supreme Court ordered Chinnamma to surrender herself immediately, everybody was shocked seeing the anger shown by her at Jaya's memorial before leaving to the court. There were several comments made that they have never seen such an anger in an otherwise calm individual. While a clear fury is seen on her face, she was observed banging her hands at the memorial and taking some sort of an oath to the extreme shock of even AIADMK leaders. Though it is not clear what exactly she spoke there, her intention seems clear.
Her aim is to keep Panneer Selvam away from power and the one chosen by her to become the chief minister. Reaching to Jaya's memorial from Pois Garden, she was seen in a sullen facial expression. She folded her hands in front of Amma's memorial and was observed taking oath. At this time, the whole surrounding is seen raising slogans in her support. However, those who observed her body language felt that she is confident that she will come out of the jail pretty soon and that the party will not scuttle out.
AIADMK official spokesperson Saraswati said that they had to switch off the phones only because of harassment from OPS group and continuous extortions. She said that her phone was busy with warning calls and that her number was given to many others who kept on calling her to change her side and that is the reason she had to switch her phone off. She said that they faced hell of situation for the last 2 days and Sasikala will sure become CM and governor will take the right decision.
Meanwhile, amidst allegations that Sasikala has forcibly locked 120 MLAs in Golden Resorts in the outskirts, a few of those came out and clarified that they were not forced by any means. They said that they were taking rest in the resort in the aftermath of rebellion by OPS. They said that Sasikala was elected as the general secretary unanimously including Paneer Selvam. They also said that they have been receiving threatening calls from anonymous people and that is the reason they had to switch off their mobiles.
We all know there is political vacuum prevail in Tamil Nadu post death of Jayalalitha. There is war to become the heir of Jaya between two factions, Sasikala and Deepa. With Deepa announcing that she is foraying into politics, this tussle has deepened now. She is the daughter of Jayalalitha's brother Siva Kumar and resembles her to some extent. This resulted in huge following among masses for her. The ploy of confronting the supporters of Sasikala in Marina Beach resulting in some sort of a tussle seems to be premeditated.
Deepa who studied in London was brought up by Jayalalitha in childhood before Deepa's family moved to a different house. Deepa was not allowed to visit Jaya during the 75 days of hospitalization and was kept away from the last rites. These insults coupled with resemblance to her aunt is resulting unparallel support from the people to her much to the dismay of Sasikala and her supporters.
On the occasion of birth anniversary of last MGR, the programs organized turned out to be a war between the two factions. Sasikala herself observed the support Deepa found in the people when she visited the MGR ghat. Though Sasikala managed to pay homage first as she has the power, it took the police hell of a task to clear people for Deepa to visit the ghat. Seems like Deepa is going to cause sleepless nights to Sasikala in the very near future.
In the wake of political uncertainty in Tamil Nadu after the death of Jayalalitha, it is now almost certain that Sasikala will become the chief minister to cease the crisis. Party sources say that she will swear in as the CM pretty soon. The party all-member meeting is held for 29th of this month in Chennai and there will be an amendment in party constitution relaxing the 5-year membership limit to contest for a post in the party.
This was confirmed by the party presidium chairperson Madhusudhan earlier itself. After the amendment, Sasikala will be elected as the principal secretary of the party and later as the leader of the house in the upcoming assembly session. Paneer Selvam also met Sasikala in Pois Garden after coming back from a 7-day long Delhi tour. Reports are that the above discussion took place in their 10-minute discussion.
The political equations in Tamil Nadu are getting unpredictable after the death of Jayalalitha. In order to end the political uncertainty, it is reported that the government is planning to bring in Sashikala into the helm. The time is set for 29th of this month when the AIADMK will meet and make her as chief of the party.
Party sources say that the meeting will start at 9:30 on 29th of this month and will be done at Srivari Kalyanamandapam. A whip has been passed to all the 280 elite members as well as 2770 all member group. Other key decisions including making Sashikala chief secretary of the party will be made that day. Reports are that Chinnamma's henchmen will have key posts this time around.
Apparently, RGV holds his sway in terms of tweeting controversies or making films based on real life stories. He is already facing the ire of the society for his song in the name of castes in Vangaveeti and the song starting Kamma Kaapu has been removed. But, nothing is going to deter him as he is getting ready to make another film. The tweet he made last night about his new venture became a hot topic by morning. Cine people are wondering how this film will end up in terms of controversies.
He announced the name of his next film. He tweeted "Just registered my new film title "Shashikala" it's the story of a very dearest closest friend of a politician and completely fictional." This film will obviously have the backdrop of recently expired Tamil Nadu former CM Jayalalitha and her relationship with her close friend Sashikala. The title itself is creating sensation after the death of Jayalalitha at a time when Sashikala is the talk of the town.
Mooch was a superhit horror film in Tamil last year. This is now being dubbed into Telugu as Sasikala. The owner of Bheemavaram Talkies, Tummalapalli Ramasatynarayana is releasing this in Telugu, the dubbing and other work is almost done. Directed by Vinu Bharati, this film has lead roles played by Nitin Raj, Jayaraj and Misha Goshal.
Talking about the film, the producer said "This was a super hit film in Tamil. This is a superb horror entertainer filled with thrills and nail-biting stuff. This film is directed by Vinu Bharati who was the disciple of famous director Bharati Raja and his brother Jayaraj plays a crucial role in the flick. Sasikala will be liked by all those who like horror genre." This film has camera by Venkatesh, editing by Siva Y. Prasad, music by Nithin Kartik, produced by Tummalapalli Ramasatyanarayana, story, screenplay and direction by Vinu Bharati.