Chennai, Feb 14: After being convicted by the Supreme Court in the disproportionate assets case on Tuesday, Sasikala Natarajan turned philosophical and recalled her 'long-term' associate Late Jayalalithaa.
"In the past whenever Amma was in crisis, I also suffered. This time also I will take it upon me. Dharma will win," the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam interim general secretary told her party workers.
In a major setback for Sasikala, who was aspiring to be the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, the SC on Tuesday restored her conviction in the disproportionate assets case. A division bench of Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Justice Amitava Roy set aside a Karnataka High Court order staying the conviction of Sasikala and three by a trial court.
The court directed Sasikala and the others to 'immediately' surrender before the trial court and ordered them to serve the remaining portion of their jail term. Justice Roy, in a concurring judgment, expressed deep concern over the 'escalating menace of corruption in society'.