In Tamil Nadu, ruling AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa has convened a meeting of her party MLAs on the 22nd of this month. The meeting will be held at the party headquarters in Chennai at 7 AM. In a press release, Ms. Jayalalithaa said, all MLAs should participate in the meeting without fail.
Though the release did not mentioned the purpose of the meeting, it is likely to elect Ms. Jayalalithaa as the AIADMK legislature party leader, paving the way for her return as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
Decks were cleared for her return as Chief Minister after the Karnataka High Court on May 11 acquitted her in the 19-year-old disproportionate assets case. The court had set aside her conviction by the trial court and the four-year jail sentence awarded to her and three others, which has led to her automatic disqualification as MLA and exit as Chief Minister in September last year.