Many have also pointed out that the verdict means that Jayalalithaa too would have been a convict if she'd been alive today.

Praises pour in for SC Subramanian Swamy on Twitter after Sasikalas conviction PTI
news Social media Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 13:50

In what has come as a rude shock to the AIADMK, the Supreme Court on Tuesday restored party General Secretary VK Sasikala's conviction, along with that of three others, in the Disproportionate Assets case.

The apex court set aside the Karnataka High Court verdict acquitting Sasikala, her niece Ilavarasi, nephew VN Sudhakaran and late CM Jayalalithaa in the 20-year-old corruption case.

For Sasikala, who was eyeing the post of Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, this comes as a major setback. The conviction means that she will be barred from contesting elections for the next ten years. 

Upholding the trial court's verdict along with penalties, the Supreme Court has asked Sasikala and others to surrender immediately. 

Tamil Nadu, which has been caught in the middle of a political turmoil, can perhaps now look forward to a stable government soon. 

On social media, while many have praised the SC's verdict, there are also those who have pointed out that Jayalalithaa too would have been a convict had she been she alive today. 

Many are also rooting for caretaker CM OPS to take over the reins of the state government once again as the sitting chief minister.

Praises have also been pouring in for Subramanian Swamy, who was one of the first petitioners in the case.

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