Jayalalithaa's conviction a rude shock for partymen

September 27, 2014 12:00 PM

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CHENNAI: The conviction of AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the 18 year-old disproportionate assets case has come as a rude shock to the ruling party, casting a doubt over the 66 year-old leader's political future ahead of the 2016 assembly polls.

Jayalalithaa has earned the dubious distinction of becoming the first sitting Chief Minister in the country to be found guilty under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act and faces the prospects of being disqualified as MLA and losing power.

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