Chennai: After the Supreme Court upheld a trial court verdict in the disproportionate assets case in which she is an accused, AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala was holding talks with MLAs lodged in the Golden Bay Resort on Tuesday.
AIADMK sources said Sasikala might choose one of her loyalists to the Tamil Nadu chief minister post.
There were reports earlier that former minister K A Sengottaiyan and another senior AIADMK have been handpicked by Sasikala for the top post if the Supreme Court convicted her.
Police strengthened vigil as soon as the verdict was pronounced. More than 500 policemen have been deployed in and around the resort for bandobust duty.
Police diverted vehicles on the East Coast Road, barring TNSTC buses, at Marakanam via Tindivanam to reach Chennai. Similarly, vehicles were diverted from Koovathur junction to reach Chennai via Maduranthagam.