This is a huge relief to the ruling AIADMK as a disqualification would have meant bringing down its legislator count in the Assembly to 103,
The female journalist had taken to Twitter to express her shock at what she described as the governor's patronising gesture.
Sasikala, currently in jail after being convicted in a disproportionate assets case, has described the circumstances around her banishment in 2011 in the affidavit.
The BJP-led government at the Centre has sought an extension of three months for further clarifications, adopting a cautious stance ahead of the upcoming assembly election in Karnataka.
Protesters from Tamil groups like Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi and Naam Thamizhar held sit-in agitations outside the Triplicane Police Station, however they were all removed by the police.
The two large Dravidian parties — AIADMK and DMK —have largely kept away from the uproar even as smaller parties with a purely regional focus joined the chorus.
The meeting, according to him, took place on September 28, six days after Jayalalithaa was admitted at the Apollo Hospitals with complaints of fever and dehydration.
The Centre had filed a petition last week with the Supreme Court seeking an extension to implement the Tribunal order citing the impending Assembly elections in Karnataka.
An all-party meeting backed by the DMK was held Thursday evening, but the protest march meant it will be held on Friday.
Subramanian, who founded retail chain Subhiksha and also ran a chit fund scheme, was arrested recently on charges of defrauding Bank of Baroda for Rs 77 crore and investors of his chit fund scheme Viswapriya Finance Services of Rs 150 crore.
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