Supreme Court declines Urgent Hearing on PIL Against Sasikala
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to give an urgent hearing on a f Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking to restrain AIADMK leader V K Sasikala from being sworn in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister till it decides the disproportionate assets case against her.
A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar declined the plea of Advocate G S Mani who represents an NGO.
Mani filed the PIL on 6th February seeking a stay on the swearing-in of Sasikala after an apex court bench said that it would pronounce within a week the judgement in a disproportionate assets case against Sasikala.
The petitioner contended that if Sasikala was convicted and forced to resign, there could be a “possibility of riots erupting all over Tamil Nadu”.
After Jayalalithaa passed away on December 5, 2016, Sasikala, who was her shadow for nearly three decades, was made General Secretary of AIADMK on December 29 and elected as the Leader of the Legislature Party on February 5.
Former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa, along with her aides Sasikala, V. N. Sudhakaran and J. Elavarasi, was booked under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act and IPC for allegedly amassing wealth disproportionate to their known sources of income in 1997.