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Justice prevails: Kollywood celebrities react with relief, gratitude at SC verdict in DA case

The much-awaited Supreme Court verdict in the Disproportionate Assets case, in which VK Sasikala was co-accused, was delivered on Tuesday. With both judges upholding the trial court’s verdict, Sasikala has been convicted, putting an end to her ambition to become the Tamil Nadu CM in the near future.

From Kollywood’s leading lights, a mixture of relief and gratitude rose immediately after the news of the conviction broke.  

Actor and National Spokesperson of the Congress Khushbu said “justice prevails” and added that, as a citizen of Tamil Nadu, she was “relieved”.

justice prevails….yahoooooooo..celebration time…

— khushbusundar (@khushsundar) February 14, 2017

As a citizen of Tamilnadu I am relieved n happy that my state is safe..a dark era which was threatening 2 spell a gloom of disaster is over.

— khushbusundar (@khushsundar) February 14, 2017

The best valentine gift to the people of TN by the #SC..people can breathe normally n live without any fear

— khushbusundar (@khushsundar) February 14, 2017

Actor Kamal Haasan, who has been vocal in his criticism of Sasikala and her family, summarised his views through a song that said, “That the wrong person will win shall not happen always, time will change and justice will prevail.”

பழைய பாட்டுத்தான் இருந்தாலும்…

தப்பான ஆளு எதிலும் வெல்லும் ஏடா கூடம்..

எப்போதும் இல்லை காலம் மாறும் ஞாயம் வெல்லும்..

— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 14, 2017

He had tweeted earlier in the morning that there would be a verdict today, but it shouldn’t be seen as a solution. He’d also said, “the patient ones will rule the world”.

நீதியில் நியாயமும் கலந்திருத்தல் வேண்டும்
தீர்ப்பு வேறு தீர்வு வேறு.
நாளை மற்றொரு நாளே.
பொருத்தாரே பூமியாள்வர்.

— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 13, 2017

The Marina spirit awaits judgement calmly. They’ve always respected civil order& will maintain it. Courts have a duty & so have the people

— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 14, 2017

Arvind Swami tweeted that he hoped the MLAs would now get back to “civilization”. He also cautioned both sides against too much celebration, reminding them what the trial court’s verdict was – probably drawing attention to  the late CM Jayalalithaa’s conviction.

Now, Please ask the MLAs to get back to civilisation and start working.

— arvind swami (@thearvindswami) February 14, 2017

There is actually no cause for celebration on both sides. Remember what the trial court judgement is and what it implies.

— arvind swami (@thearvindswami) February 14, 2017

I would like to see our acting CM go to his office today & set an example for all MLAs to commence work. People b4 politics.

— arvind swami (@thearvindswami) February 14, 2017

With four possibilities of 1-1, 1-0, 0-1, 00, facts and arguments of the case aside, mathematical possibility favours =(status quo) or > 

— arvind swami (@thearvindswami) February 13, 2017

Singer Chinmayi, who has been actively discussing Tamil Nadu politics on her Facebook wall, simply put up emoticons of palms joined together to indicate gratitude.

— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) February 14, 2017

Actor Gautami’s fiery letters to the Centre about late TN CM Jayalalithaa’s hospitalisation had left no room for doubt about her views on the Sasikala family. She had said Sasikala owes an explanation for the 75 days that Jayalalithaa had been hospitalised. She tweeted that while justice had been served in the DA case, Sasikala still had to answer for Jayalalithaa’s death.

#sasikala has been convicted for corruption. She has to answer for #Amma death also Both cases don’t carry equal sentencing #JusticeForAmma

— Gautami (@gautamitads) February 14, 2017

#Amma should have been with us. Not her #memorial. #Sasikala must answer for 75 days of tragedy #JusticeForAmma

— Gautami (@gautamitads) February 13, 2017

Actor and director R Parthiban who’d come out in support of O Panneerselvam a few days ago, tweeted his thanks to the judges who’d “upheld justice” without allowing the law to be bent by those with money.

சட்டம் என் கையில்”என பணம் மார்தட்டிக்கொள்ளவிடாமல்,
சட்டம் சத்தியத்தின் பக்கமே என போராடிய நீதியின் ஆச்சாரியார்களுக்கு வணக்கமும் நன்றியும்

— R.Parthiban (@rparthiepan) February 14, 2017

Source: The News Minute