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Jayalalithaa, her aide Saikala and two others have been convicted in the case.
According to an Economic Times report, uncertainty prevailed at the state Secretariat about who would succeed Jayalalithaa in case she was convicted. It was said that minister Panneerselvam was likely to take up the position as a substitute of Jayalalithaa, though the transition would be from a Jayalalithaa-led to a Jayalalithaa-controlled government in the state.
AIADMK supporters were left stunned after the verdict came and out and there were reports of them going on the rampage in the state. Institutes and establishments were shut down in Chennai while buses were burned down in Kancheepuram and Vilathikulam in Tamil Nadu. Four persons were injured in the incident.