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 Srirangam Assembly Constituency, represented by Jayalalithaa "shall be deemed to have become vacant from the date of her conviction," September 27.
Although media was given to understand on November 9 that a notification declaring Srirangam seat as vacant was issued, on Wednesday it has been officially released by the state government. Also, the details pertaining to disqualification has become known only on Wednesday.
Jayalalithaa was convicted and sentenced to four years in jail besides a fine of Rs 100 crore in a 18-year-old disproportionate assets case by a special court in Bangalore. She was released from jail in Bangalore on October 17 as per the Supreme Court order granting her bail in the case.
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