Mumbai: Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala has done a roll for the voting year for his former party. Released from jail months before the Tamil Nadu assembly elections, Jayalalithaa’s close former CM J. Sasikala has announced that she will soon return to the politics of ‘full development’.
In her first comment after being discharged from a hospital in the capital city of Karnataka where she was treated for COVID-19, Sasikala said she was indebted to the people of Tamil Nadu but asserted she will not be cowed down by “oppression.”
Asked if she would visit AIADMK headquarters in Chennai, he said “Please wait and see.”
“Of course, for party workers,” was her response when reporters asked if she would join active politics ahead of the scheduled assembly elections in the state.
She was on her way to Chennai from Bangalore and shortly thereafter addressed supporters here.
She said, “I love the Tamil ethos and the principles I believe in. But I can never escape persecution.”
Earlier, she returned to a grand reception a few days after completing her jail term in Bengaluru in a Rs 66.6 crore property case amid signs of confrontation with the ruling party, which she never controlled.
In response to the closure of the memorial of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in Chennai for maintenance, she said “the people of Tamil Nadu know very well what it means.”
Asked about supporters’ demand to “wrest control of the AIADMK,” she said “I will meet you all soon. Will speak in detail then.