With the Supreme Court upholding the trial court’s order and convicting Sasikala in the Disproportionate Assets case, Golden Bay Resort where Sasikala is staying along with her family and AIADMK MLAs, turned deathly quiet.
No movement could be seen inside the resort. Even the “security” people arranged by the Sasikala family appeared lost.
There was an initial flutter when the news of the verdict came out, with mediapersons being asked to leave but other than this, there was only silence at the resort.
Within minutes of the verdict coming out, riot police in full gear arrived at the resort. The Kancheepuram police have also arrived.
Mediapersons, standing on the parapet walls of the resort, are still trying to catch a glimpse of what’s going on within the four walls where Sasikala and her family must now be taking stock of the way ahead.
Nevertheless, senior leaders and functionaries could be seen going inside the resort.
Earlier in the day, a reliable source had told TNM that a senior minister had assured the staff of the resort that even if the verdict goes against Sasikala, there would be no violence.
Though the AIADMK MLAs had been in a relaxed mood, there was tension in the air about what would happen. Sasikala had reportedly broken down on Monday night while addressing them, claiming that all this was happening because she was a woman.
Source: The News Minute