A plea seeking to defer the swearing-in ceremony of the AIADMK chief VK Sasikala as the Tamil Nadu chief minister will be heard in the Supreme Court on Friday.

The public interest litigation (PIL) that was filed in the Supreme Court said that Saikala could not be elevated as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu because of the corruption cases that lie pending against her.

The PIL that was filed by Senthil Kumar, the general secretary of NGO Satta Panchayat Iyakkam, said that he wanted to save his state from the embarrassment.

“Till the time her name is cleared, she should not be sworn-in as Tamil Nadu CM,” the petitioner said.

Sasikala, a close aide of the late Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa, was set to take oath as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on February 9.

Earlier on December 29, a resolution was passed by the AIADMK to appoint Sasikala as party’s General Secretary. She formally took charge on December 31.

First Published | 9 February 2017 1:43 PM
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