Follow Us:
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tamil Nadu crisis LIVE updates: After Palanisamy, O Panneerselvam meets Governor

Due to the conviction order, she will not be able to contest any polls six years from the date of her release from prison.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 16, 2017 4:57:18 pm

Edappadi K Palanisamy Appointed New CM Of Tamil Nadu

All eyes are now on Governor C Vidyasagar Rao over the swearing-in of the new Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, a day after Edapaddi K Palaniswami staked claim to form the government. With her chief ministerial hopes dashed after the Supreme Court ruling in the disproportionate assets case, AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala was sent to the Parappana Agrahara Central prison in Bengaluru, where she will serve the remainder of her four-year sentence.

WATCH VIDEO | 5 Things To Know About Edappadi Palanisamy

Here are the live updates:

09: 30 pm: Panneerselvam’s meeting with the Governor has concluded, the Hindu reports.

09:00 pm: According to reports, Palanisamy has claimed to have the support of 124 MLAs.

08: 50 pm: After Palanisami, Panneerselvam has reached Raj Bhavan to meet Governor C.Vidyasagar Rao

08: 45 pm: The meeting between Palanisami and the Governor has concluded.

08: 25 pm: Panneerselvam is scheduled to meet the Governor shortly.

08: 05 pm: Sasikala had requested the Benguluru Court to provide A class cell, medical facility and place for meditation. She has been given a cell that will be shared with two other inmates, ANI reports.

08: 00 pm: Edappadi Palanisamy has reached Raj Bhavan to meet Governor C Vidyasagar Rao

07: 30 pm: All eyes are now on Governor C Vidyasagar Rao over the swearing-in of the new Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, a day after Edapaddi K Palaniswami staked claim to form the government.

07: 22 pm: Meanwhile, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Governor will decide soon on government formation in Tamil Nadu as per constitution.

07: 00 pm: Sasikala will not be able to contest any polls six years from the date of her release from prison.

06: 56 pm: Sasikala has been sent to jail by Bengaluru court.

06: 45 pm: According to local news channel reports, Sasikala and Ilavarasi have been sent to jail after their surrender before sessions judge at the Parappana Agrahara jail complex.

06: 41 pm: Sudharakan, the third convict, has arrived at Parappana Agrahara prison in Bengaluru.

06: 30 pm: Four cars in Sasikala’s convoy were damaged in act of vandalism near the central jail, PTI reports.

WATCH VIDEO | 5 Lesser Known Facts About Sasikala Natarajan

06: 23 pm: After medical check up, Sasikala and Illaverasi have appeared before judge, while third convict Sudhakaran has not reached the court yet.

06: 15 pm: Sasikala has surrendered before the Bengaluru court.

05: 35 pm: Ruckus outside the Parappana Agrahara prison as Sasikala reaches the Bengaluru jail to surrender, according to the News Minute.

05: 20 pm:

05: 15 pm: Sasikala has reached the Bengaluru jail.

05: 04 pm: Tamil Nadu Minister Saroja, a supporter of Sasikala, claims the Governor has assured them that they will be called soon to form the government after going through the letter of support of 125 MLAs.

04: 55 pm: According to reports, Sasikala’s husband, Natarajan, has arrived at Parappana Agrahara Central prison in Bengaluru.

04: 50 pm:

The route till the central jail at Parapppana Agrahara, Bengaluru, where Sasikala will serve her four-year sentence.


02.40 pm: Police force deployment outside Golden Bay Resort in Kuvathur where AIADMK MLAs are lodged


WATCH VIDEO | AIADMK Crisis Continues, DMK Likely To Consider Backing O Panneerselvam

1.42 pm: The court hall where AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala is to surrender today has been shifted to the central jail at Parapppana Agrahara due to security reasons.

1.20 pm: On complaint of Madurai MLA S Saravanan, kidnapping case filed against V K Sasikala and K Palanisamy in Kuvathur Police Station, reports news agency ANI.

1.03 pm:  Sasikala makes another pit stop, visits MGR Memorial House in Chennai.

Also Watch| 5 Lesser Known Facts About Sasikala Natarajan

1.00 pm:

12.25 pm: Sasikala pays tribute to Jayalalithaa at Marina Beach.


12.24 pm: 

12.18 pm: Sasikala loyalist and AIADMK presidium chairman Sengottaiyan says he is hopeful Edappadi Palaniswami will be invited by Governor Vidyasagar Rao to form government. All party members are united, he adds.

WATCH VIDEO | O. Panneerselvam: 10 Things You Need To Know

READ | Sasikala pays tribute at Jaya memorial, will surrender in Bengaluru today 

12.16 pm: Sasikala breaks down at Jayalalithaa memorial.

11:46 am: Sasikala heads leaves Poes Garden resident and heads towards Jayalalithaa’s memorial. The AIADMK leader will surrender today.


10:45am: Sasikala re-inducted her relatives Dinakaran and Venkatesh in AIADMK years after they were expelled by Jayalalithaa. T T V Dinakaran, a former Rajay Sabha member, has also been appointed as AIADMK Deputy General Secretary.

Related | Sasikala reinducts two family members sacked by Jayalalithaa; Dinakaran appointed AIADMK deputy Gen Secy

10.40am: Supreme Court refuses to entertain a plea of V K Sasikala seeking time to surrender for serving jail term in disproportionate assets case. “We do not intend to pass any order on this. We are not going to change anything in the judgement,” the top court noted. Her advocate K T S Tulsi said Sasikala wanted some time to surrender to manage her affairs before going to jail.

Also Read | Sasikala plea seeking additional time to surrender turned down by SC

WATCH VIDEO | Panneerselvam Expelled From AIADMK, Edapadi Palanisamy Elected As Legislature Party Leader

09.00am:  Edappadi Palanisamy’s election as the legislature party leader and the chief minister probable is seen as an increasing consolidation of the Gounder community in a party dominated for years by the Thevars.

08.50 am: On Tuesday, the Supreme Court had also ruled that all the convicts must pay Rs 10 crore each as fine and their assets such as gold and diamond jewellery, found to be disproportionate to their known sources of income, should be confiscated.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App