MDMK General Secretary and Rajya Sabha candidate Vaiko was on Friday sentenced to one year in jail and a fine of Rs 10,000 by a Tamil Nadu court here in a sedition case dating to 2009.
The court also stayed the execution of the sentence for a month on his application.
Vaiko’s speech during the launch of the book “I accuse” here in 2009 was considered as seditious and a case was filed against him.
Speaking to reporters after hearing the judgement, Vaiko said he did not deny the charges. “Today is the happiest day in my life.”