Sympathy vote might work in her favor.
But she will be out of Politics at least between 5 to nine years,
Whether she would be able to control the party till then is a moot question.
The next in the line for power is DMK, which has been wiped out in the recently conclude election because of 2G.
People are not in favour of DMK and Karunanidhi and CO with corruption cases and family insights.
There is a power vacuum now in Tamil Nadu.