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Sasikala Will Spend 4 Years In Jail Instead Of As CM; Twitter Is All Jokes And Schadenfreude

Just 18 of the funniest tweets about this whirlwind political drama.

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ICYMI, Tamil Nadu has been in a state of turmoil over the past few weeks, with AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala locked in a bitter battle with acting chief minister O. Panneerselvam over the position.

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Amidst all the drama, it was reported that over 100 MLAs from the party were held captive by Sasikala in a resort in an effort to gain their support.

However, a 1996 disproportionate assets case filed against Sasikala and late Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa has now come back to haunt her.

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The accused were found guilty by a Bengaluru trial court in 2014, but were acquitted by the High Court in 2015.

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In a shocking twist, the Supreme Court has now upheld the original conviction, thus effectively ending her quest to become chief minister of Tamil Nadu.

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Sasikala will have to serve out the remaining four years of her sentence in prison, and pay a fine of ₹10 crore. She is also barred from contesting elections for the next decade.

The internet has taken the judgement as an opportunity to bring out the best of its humour. Here are some of the best jokes that have already been made:

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In a stunning reversal of fortunes, now Sasikala is captive, and the MLAs are free.

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Sasikala a soothsayer ? She knew well in advance that its going to be 4 years LOL

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That resort owner is not getting paid now, is he #Sasikala

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Sasikala & OPS is the best Valentine's Day courting story ever.

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Amma sharing her disproportionate assets with Chinnamma, Chennai.(2017)

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MLA's who supported Sasikala getting inside AIADMK headquarters

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Sasikala convicted. OPS camp right now.

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Paneer winning? Bik gayi hai gourmet.

12.

Has Sasikala complained of Chest Pain yet??

13.

Why don't South Indian politicians ever learn from Delhi on how not to get caught.

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Sasikala: Dharma will win. Well drama has won Round 1 at least.

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Now all TN journalists please go home and sleep for seven days.

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

Sahil Rizwan is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Mumbai.

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