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Signs of Sasikala’s return to active politics
Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala has given enough signs to return to active politics after the end of the COVID-19 epidemic. In an audio clip of a phone conversation between Sasikala and a party cadre that went viral on social media, the leader can be heard confirming his plan to return to politics. It follows after AIADMK lost to DMK in Tamil Nadu elections.
The phone call was confirmed by Janardhan, personal assistant to AMMK general secretary TTV Dinakaran.
Sasikala can be heard saying to the cadre during a phone call, “Don’t worry, the party will definitely sort out the things.” Be all brave
“We will stay behind you Amma,” the cadre is heard replying to her.
Earlier in March, the expelled AIADMK leader announced her retirement from politics and issued a statement saying that she would ‘disassociate herself from politics’.
Jayalalithaa’s former aide then said in her statement, “I separated myself from politics and prayed for the golden rule of my goddess Akka (Jayalalithaa). I will always pray for his vision. ”
Sasikala was residing in T Nagar area of Chennai after returning to the city in February after completing a four-year jail sentence in a disproportionate assets case.
The former AIADMK leader was discharged from Victoria Hospital in Bangalore on 31 January, where he was undergoing COVID-19 treatment. He was officially released from judicial custody on January 27 after completing a four-year prison sentence in a disproportionate assets case.
In 2019, the Income Tax Department attached his assets of Rs 1,600 crore under the provisions of the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act.
After Jayalalithaa’s demise in December 2016, Sasikala was elected General Secretary of AIADMK. He handed over the reins of the party to his nephew Dinakaran after he was convicted in a disproportionate assets case in February 2017.
Edappadi Palaniswami was made chief minister with his support, but Sasikala was ousted after a rival faction led by O Panneerselvam, who revolted against Sasikala and merged with the Palaniswami faction. Both Sasikala and Dinakaran were removed in September 2017.
(With ANI inputs)