Telephonic conversations between ousted AIADMK chief VK Sasikala and a few of her supporters are giving combined indicators about her political plans, months after her launch from jail and the AIADMK’s defeat within the Tamil Nadu meeting election.
In one such dialog that was shared broadly on social media within the final week of May, which her crew confirmed that it is her voice, she is heard telling a supporter, “Don’t worry. Be courageous. I will come after the pandemic is over.” The social gathering employee is heard responding, “We are with you, Amma.”
Former Chief Minister Edappadi Ok Palaniswami, who’s AIADMK’s quantity two, dismissed it as Ms Sasikala’s chat with an AMMK employee and nothing to do with AIADMK employees. However, in one other dialog, Ms Sasikala is heard speaking to a reported AIADMK employee wherein she tacitly focused EPS.
“Chinamma is speaking to those supporters who wrote to her as she couldn’t write back to them since there were no courier services due to the lockdown. She gives them a pep talk,” a supply near Ms Sasikala advised NDTV.
On whether or not this was a trial balloon, he added, “At the moment, we can only say this, she would continue to reach out to supporters.”
Ms Sasikala, who was launched from jail in January after serving a 4-year time period following her conviction in a disproportionate belongings case wherein former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was the principle accused, cannot contest polls for six years.
Though she nurtured hopes of getting into lively politics, she determined to keep away from it simply earlier than the elections after her makes an attempt to woo leaders from the then ruling AIADMK didn’t work out.
Many noticed her transfer as a intelligent technique to take management of the AIADMK if the social gathering suffered a rout within the polls. Though EPS and O Panneerselvam, often known as OPS, had a tussle over the chief ministerial candidate, the social gathering finally determined to subject EPS. Though the social gathering misplaced the election, it managed to win 66 seats and EPS emerged stronger.
It was Ms Sasikala who nurtured OPS, who’s from her Thevar neighborhood. But after Jayalalithaa died, OPS rebelled towards Ms Sasikala, who later made EPS the Chief Minister. However, each leaders patched up when she was in jail and ousted her from the social gathering.
Her nephew TTV Dhinakaran’s AMMK had suffered a rout in meeting polls. This improvement comes at a time there may be unease between EPS and OPS over who can be the chief of opposition. Though OPS aspired, EPS had his method.