Supreme Court refuses Sasikala's plea seeking more time to surrender

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Chennai : Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to entertain a plea filed by VK Sasikala seeking more time to surrender for serving jail in DA case.

The apex court ruled that Sasikala must surrender immediately and serve her remaining jail term.

Acting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court verdict convicting AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala and asked party MLAs to unite.

"Amma's 'atma' is alive. She is guiding us in spirit," Panneerselvam told a large gathering of supporters, referring to the late J. Jayalalithaa who died on December 5.

"It is evident from the good news we have got," he said, soon after the Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Sasikala and two of her relatives for corruption charges.

Though Sasikala sacked Panneerselvam from AIADMK and elected Palanisamy as the new party leader. Palanisamy will now prove majority in front of the governor to form government in Tamil Nadu.