V K Sasikala, the closest aide of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who was recently released from the jail on January 21, addressed her supporters for the first time after her release from prison and said she is going to engage in serious politics, cementing the ruling AIADMK’s fears.
Days after her release from Bangalore Central Prison, Sasikala who was en route to Chennai addressed the reporters and the party cadre at Nekkuthi tollgate in Tirupathur district. Answering a question on the AIADMK leaders’ opposition to her use of party flag, Sasikala said, “This shows they are scared.”
She also said that she was a slave to the affection of party cadre and people and would talk about everything in detail later. Talking about the party she said that it had risen like a phoenix from ashes whenever it was facing problems. The party will arise like a phoenix this time too.
Sasikala said the enemy should not capture the government and she was wishing that everyone should work unitedly like the children of the same mother under the AIADMK banner. She thanked the Karnataka government and doctors and nurses in a government hospital in Bengaluru for saving her when she was suffering from Coronavirus.
Sasikala returned to Tamil Nadu for the first time since her release on January 27 after completing a four-year jail term in Bengaluru in the Rs 66.6 crore disproportionate assets case, amid indications of a confrontation with the ruling party which she once controlled.