Tamil Nadu has been in the limelight in the last few days due to the public fallout between AIADMK chief Sasikala Natarajan and outgoing chief minister O Panneerselvam. Will the verdict seal Sasikala's fate or is the tussle far from over?
Amid the chaos and confusion various members of the party have chosen sides, with some in favour of Sasikala taking over as the CM of Tamil Nadu and others opting for Panneerselvam.
Sasikala on February 13 lashed out at Panneerselvam and accused him of trying to create a rift in the party. "When I was in pain for the party's future, I stood firm on my stand. All of you must know what is the truth," she said at Poes Garden.
Read the live updates here:
7.40 pm IST: MLAs not to be taken to Raj Bhawan to meet Governor today; they will continue to stay at the resort
7.10 pm IST: Palanimsamy returns to Golden Bay resort, likely to take all MLAs to meet Governor at Raj Bhawan
6.39 pm IST: O Panneerselvam camp to meet Governor C Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhawan at 7pm today
6.29 pm IST: AIADMK MP and OPS supporter V Maitreyan to meet Governor in Raj Bhavan at 7 pm
6.08 pm IST: Palanisami presents list of MLAs supporting him
6.02 pm IST: Palanisami's meeting with Governor ends, stakes claim to form government
5.42 pm IST: Edapadi K.Palanisami is not a fit person to hold the post; he's fit for nothing: S. Semmalai, AIADMK MLA
5.40 pm IST: We went to the resort but we were prevented from entering: S. Semmalai, AIADMK MLA and supporter of OPS
5.10 pm IST: Prohibitory orders imposed in Kuvathur, where AIADMK MLAs loyal to Sasikala are holed up
5.00 pm IST: Sasikala unlikely to surrender today as certified copy of judgment hasn't reached her yet: AIADMK sources
4.24 pm IST: BJP urges TN Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao to take a decision on the basis of numbers as well as credibility
4.23 pm IST: Appointment of proxy by AIADMK Gen Secy Sasikala for TN CM's post can never win people's trust: BJP
4.21 pm IST: Whoever is going to lead AIADMK, shouldn't be a puppet of Sasikala clan and should be someone whom Jayalalithaa chose: Deepa Jayakumar
4.20 pm IST: Good verdict; Sasikala and her family don't deserve to lead the people of TN: Jaya's niece Deepa Jayakumar
4.15 pm IST: Sasikala can give anyone's name, MLAs will decide. MLAs will now know that they were backing a criminal: Sasikala Pushpa
3.50 pm IST: Sasikala along with MLAs have unanimously elected me as AIADMK's legislative party leader: Palanisami
3.50 pm IST: Governor Ch Vidayasagar Rao to meet newly elected AIADMK Legislature Party leader Palanisami and others at 5.40 pm: Raj Bhavan.
3.18 pm IST: OPS is caretaker CM, he is not in our party Gen Sec removed him from party, he doesn't have support:Thambidurai, AIADMK
3.18 pm IST: This was unexpected, we will make an appeal; it affects the prestige of the party as it includes Amma: M. Thambidurai
3.08 pm IST: AIADMK to challenge SC verdict
2.40 pm IST: Leaders including Minister K Pandiarajan, PH Pandian, N Vishvananthan and senior leader C Ponnaiyan expelled by VKSasikala :AIADMK
2.28 pm IST: Centre has no role to play, Guv will take decision based on situation: Union Min Venkaiah Naidu on SC's judgement on Sasikala
2.21 pm IST: All leaders who joined OPS camp sacked
2.02 pm IST: Info that Panneerselvam with police is coming at resort, this could create law and order problems, says A. Navaneethakrishnan, AIADMK MP
1.58 pm IST:
1.33 pm IST:
1.31 pm IST: Palanisamy to meet governor shortly
1.27 pm IST: Letter signed by MLAs supporting Edapadi K. Palanisami as the AIADMK's legislature party leader sent to Governor: AIADMK
1.17 pm IST: OPS camp to meet MLAs at resort
1.06 pm IST: Edappadi Palanisami to meet governer and submit letter of support signed by Sasikala camp
All MLAs have elected me as the legislature party leader, soon will meet Governor with support letter of MLAs:Edapadi K.Palanisamy— ANI (@ANI_news) February 14, 2017
1.04 pm IST: "Amma's spirit is guiding us," says Panneerselvam
1.02 pm IST: After 21 years justice has been done, says Stalin.
12.56 pm IST: Panneerselvam urges MLAs to make the right choice
12.53 pm IST: "Our duty is to maintain peace in TN," says Panneerselvam
12.50 pm IST:
12.46 pm IST: I thank lakhs and lakhs of people for continuing to support us. Good governance of Amma will continue: Panneerselvam
12.42 pm IST: Panneerselvam sacked from AIADMK membership
12.41 am IST:
12.40 pm IST: Unfinished task left over by Hon. Amma must be fulfilled, therefore I urge AIADMK MLAs and ministers to resume their work: Panneerselvam
12.36 pm IST: Sasikala appoints Edappadi Palanisamy as chief
12.29 pm IST: Jayalalitha 's nephew Deepa Jayakumar also in meeting with Sasikala in the resort
12.09 pm IST: Panneerselvam supporters celebrate verdict
12.04 pm IST: VK Sasikala to appoint one of her loyalists as leader of the Legislative party of AIADMK,a meeting in resort is already underway: Sources
11. 54 am IST: VK Sasikala's brother Divakaran, and her nephew TTV Dinakaran also inside Golden Bay resort
11.41 am IST: "SC verdict out today. Need of the hour is to enable an able and stable government in Tamil Nadu as per the wishes of the people of State. I am sure Governor Shri Rao will be at it now," tweeted M Venkaiah Naidu
11.48 am IST: Two MLAs join Panneerselvam camp after verdict
11.33 am IST: Four state transport buses have entered the Golden Bay resort
11.30 am IST: "Amma's spirit tainted," says AIADMK
11.24 am IST: DMK working president MK Stalin welcomes judgement. "Justice has been done in DA case. Governor must act at the earliest," he says.
11.19 am IST: Panneerselvam's supporters gather outside his residence
11.16 am IST: In the past whenever Amma was in crisis, I also suffered this time also I will take it upon me. 'Dharma' will win: AIADMK quotes Sasikala
11.13 am IST: Sasikala in a huddle with MLAs. Attempting change of guard
11.10 am IST: A unit of Tamil Nadu Police with senior officials enter Golden Bay Resort
11.09 am IST: MLAs back O Panneerselvam
11.08 am IST: I was expecting the conviction. I don't think she can escape the 4 years sentence: Subramanian Swamy
11.06 am IST: SC orders VK Sasikala to serve rest of her jail sentence of three years and six months as she has already served almost six months in jail
11.01 am IST: Sasikala cannot contest polls
11. 00 am IST: OPS camp to address media shortly
10.59 am IST: After being convicted in disproportionate assets by Supreme Court VK Sasikala cannot contest elections for the next 6 years
10.58 am IST: Sasikala to be taken into custody
10.57 am IST: Sasikala to be out of active politics for 10 years
10.56 am IST: Police moving in to resort where Sasikala is lodged
10.55 am IST: Sasikala breaks down after verdict
10.50 am IST: 'Sasikala convicted, TN saved,' says OPS camp
10.47 am IST: OPS camp celebrates judgement
10.45 am IST: Sasikala to be taken into custody for remaining four years.
10.43 am IST: Sasikala asked to surrender immediately
10.40 am IST: Supreme Court sets aside Karnataka HC's order and convicts Sasikala for 4 years in disproportionate assets case against her.
10.39 am IST: Sasikala convicted by two-judge bench
10.33 am IST: Two judge bench to pronounce verdict shortly
10.12 am IST: Govt will implement Supreme Court's verdict. It is the discretion of Governor to call VK Sasikala or not.
10.04 am IST: MLA from Mettur S Semmalai joins Panneerselvam camp
9.50 am IST:
9.02 am IST: AIADMK senior leader M. Thambidurai reaches Golden Bay Resort
8.58 am IST: Security beefed up outside outside Golden Bay Resort
8.50 am IST: Tight security outside Poes Garden
8.30 am IST: Supreme Court to deliver its judgement in disproportionate assets case against VK Sasikala, today.