Sasikala announces retirement from politics ahead of Tamil Nadu elections


Chennai, Mar 3 (IANS): With the possibility of her re-entry into the ruling AIADMK party shut at least now, VK Sasikala, the close aide of Tamil Nadu's late chief minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday announced her decision to keep away from politics.

In a statement issued here, Sasikala said she would keep herself away from politics and would pray to God and also late Jayalalithaa for the establishment of the 'Amma' government in the state.

In AIADMK and political circles, the term Amma denotes Jayalalitha.

Sasikala also urged Jayalalithaa's followers to work hard to establish the Amma government in the state.

However, her statement did not explicitly urge the cadres of the AIADMK party to work hard to establish the party's rule again for the third time in the state.

Sasikala who was jailed in a corruption case for four years in Bengaluru came out recently and has been claiming to be the general secretary of the ruling AIADMK.

She had the AIADMK party flag on the car in which she had travelled from Bengaluru to here.

Soon after her release from jail, Sasikala had said that she would get into politics.

The BJP had tried to bring her into AIADMK or the AMMK party floated by her nephew TTV Dhinakaran into the AIADMK led coalition.

However, chief minister K Palaniswami and others had opposed her reentry into the party.

Soon after Jayalalithaa's death, all the AIADMK party leaders had requested to become the party's general secretary and later she was elected for the post.

Subsequently, the Supreme Court upheld the trial court's decision of pronouncing her guilty in the corruption case and sentencing her to a four-year jail term.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • BhakSala, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    this Sasikalji is very chatur women she don't want o enter in to politics this all her chaal she wil become Tamil Nadu army general and her aim is to attack Karnataka for caveri water i strictly instruct our CM to close all border with TN and Keralma and put our Karnataka army on high alert then split TN in to four district of Karnataka Tamil , Madras ,Dravid and Dhoni district

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    Close proximity to Jayalalitha has made her super rich. Time to relax and enjoy wealth!

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    Indian politics is the dirtiest in the whole world. Nobody wants to join politics to serve the people or the country or for development. A simple, honest, straight forward and development oriented person can never survive in Indian politics. Politics is the most preferred and profitable business in India for the corrupt and the criminal. Being a criminal, corrupt and communal is the highest and greatest qualification to be a politician in the modern India.

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  • John R Lobo, Kaikamba

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    Strange rule of India. If any person convicted and jailed then he cant get any Government post in his life. Why not this rule applicable to Convicted Politicians...…?????? People are always blaming that , Congress is mother of Corruption in India. Now BJP in central with handful of majority in Lok sabha and Rajya Sabha. Why Cant Narendra Modi bring Special Bill / Act to eradicate this filth forever...…….??????

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  • myna, mysuru

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    good decision. Must be expecting another prison term??? If she had made O. Pannirselvam the CM things would have been in her favour. Too late to regret.

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    The Great Father of RSS Amith Shah blessed her and she is away from politics.

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    Who threatened you

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  • Franklyn lobo, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish.

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    Fear of IT ED CBI NSA UAPA !!!

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  • rakesh rodrigues, mangalore

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    1000% RIGHT

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Wed, Mar 03 2021

    Either she has been threatened by IT ED & Jail or given sufficient size of suitcase to live happy life . She used her brain very sensibly

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, Mar 03 2021

    she will lie low until elections are over... will decide course of action depending on election results....

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Wed, Mar 03 2021

    Dever yedde malpad...devache besanv tuka saibine....vos poishe daan kar

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Wed, Mar 03 2021

    Now she will try to rule like Italian way

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  • Kudla Stories, Kudla

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    I am amazed you guys are so intimidated by Italy. Ha ha ha, such a shame.

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  • Sunil Shetty, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    Yes, you are right. She got the lumpsum from PM Care fund from Feku & Dhaku.

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  • Kudla Stories, Kudla

    Wed, Mar 03 2021

    Very sensible. She has done her money. She has learnt her lesson. She knows politics will destroy her and her money. Live life whatever is left of it in peace. Lessons learnt in 4 years.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 03 2021

    Sasikala was expecting Rs. 15 Crores from Operation Lotus ...

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  • Gokulraam M, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 03 2021

    Another political drama to regain the power

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  • Joe, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    Sasikala has more money than Ambani and adnani, politicians in India are more richer than businessmen, do not get deceived by the way they dress.

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