Deepa announces political entry, joins hands with Panneerselvam

| Updated: Feb 15, 2017 04:03 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Feb. 14 (ANI): Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa on Tuesday announced her political entry as she joined hands with interim Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam. "Yes, it is," said Deepa on being asked if this is her official entry into politics. Deepa and Panneerselvam earlier today paid tributes to Jayalalithaa at Marina Beach. Deepa also welcomed the Supreme Court convicting AIADMK general secretary V. K. Sasikala in a disproportionate assets case, saying it was a "good and long pending verdict." The apex court earlier today restored AIADMK chief V K Sasikala's conviction in the Rs. 66 crore disproportionate assets case and sent her back to jail, making her bid to become chief minister of Tamil Nadu short-lived and sparking a fresh battle for power in the ruling party. (ANI)