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Jayalalithaa disqualified for 10 years

Jayalalithaa disqualified for 10 years
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Jayalalithaa disqualified for 10 years, AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa is disqualified from contesting elections for ten years, the TN government has said in a gazette notification.

JayalalithaaChennai: AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa is disqualified from contesting elections for ten years, the TN government has said in a gazette notification.

"Consequent upon the conviction of Selvi J Jayalalithaa, Member of the Legislative Assembly, she stands disqualified for 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."

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