Jayalalithaa disqualified for 10 years: TN govt. issues notification

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AIADMK Chief Jayalalithaa is disqualified from contesting elections for another ten years, the Tamil Nadu Government has said in a gazette notification. “Consequent upon the conviction of Selvi J. Jayalalithaa, member of the Legislative Assembly, she stands disqualified from being a member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from the date of conviction, i.e., the 27th day of September 2014 for the period of her sentence (four years),” the gazette notification, dated November 8, read. It was issued by Speaker of the Tamil Nadu Assembly P. Dhanapal. It also said that she “shall continue to be disqualified for a further period of six years since her release in terms of the existing Section 8 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.” The notification also said that the Srirangam Assembly Constituency, represented by Jayalalithaa, “shall be deemed to have become vacant from the date of her conviction” on 27 September. Jayalalithaa was convicted and sentenced to four years in jail besides being fined Rs. 100 crore by a special court in Bangalore in an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case. She was released from jail in Bangalore on 17 October as per the Supreme Court order granting her bail in the case.