A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court to put on hold the swearing in ceromony of V Sasikala until the verdict in the Disproportionate Assets case is decided. The plea states that Sasikala should not take over as chief minister of Tamil Nadu until the DA case verdict is pronounced.
The SC is likely to take up the matter for hearing on Tuesday. The plea comes a few hours after the Supreme Court had indicated that it would pronounce the verdict by next week. On Monday the stage was set for the swearing in of Sasikala as the new CM of Tamil Nadu.
Sasikala was the accused 2 in the DA case. She along with the late Jayalalithaa and two others convicted by the trial court at Bengaluru. The Supreme Court was moved in appeal after the Karnataka High Court had acquitted all four accused in the case.