Tamil Nadu: MDMK chief Vaiko convicted in 2009 sedition speech made in support of LTTE
Interestingly, the conviction comes at a time when the Vaiko was all set to return to the parliament after 15 years. Vaiko, who was once considered the political heir of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi, was named the party’s candidate for Rajya Sabha by-polls on July 18.
Karunanidhi’s troubled legacy: 1990 Wikileaks cable reveals his unprecedented support for LTTE
Many were perplexed by the DMK supremo's sudden change of heart.