India’s Supreme Court has convicted Sasikala Natarajan of corruption, ending her attempts to become Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
Sasikala was an aide of Chief Minister Jayalalitha, who died in December.
Though she has never held Public Office, the ruling Aiadmk Party said last week that she would be the next Chief Minister of the Southern State.
But the state was plunged into uncertainty after the acting Chief Minister revolted against her.
The ruling against Sasikala brought a four-year jail sentence, meaning she will not be able to run for Office for 10 years.