Stall Sasi from becomig CM: SC says no urgency

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The Supreme Court on Friday refused take up on priority a petition that sought stalling Sasikala Natarajan's swearing in Tamil Nadu chief minister. A petition had been filed seeking a stay on the swearing-in-ceremony until the verdict in the disproportionate assets case was pronounced.

Sasikala Natarajan

The court said that there was no urgency in the matter and it could not be heard out of turn. The court pointed out that the petition is pre-emptive in nature and no date for the swearing in has been fixed as of now. The bench said that any order in this regard would be pre-emptive in nature.

A plea was filed to put on hold the swearing in ceromony of Sasikala until the verdict in the Disproportionate Assets case is decided.

The plea was filed on Monday just a couple of hours after the Supreme Court had indicated that it would pronounce the verdict by next week.

Sasikala was the accused two 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.

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