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VK Sasikala pays tributes to MG Ramachandran statue at Ramapuram; political circles abuzz with her return in Tamil Nadu

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Chennai: Expelled All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief VK Sasikala, who returned to Tamil Nadu to a grand reception on Monday, reached social gathering founder and late Chief Minister MG Ramachandran`s home in Ramavaram Gardens in Chennai on Tuesday (February 9) morning and paid floral tributes to his statue.

Sasikala, who accomplished her four-year jail time period in Bengaluru in a corruption case, reached Kanchipuram round midnight the place the chief was welcomed by AMMA cadres. Earlier on Monday morning, she left for Tamil Nadu from the Bengaluru resort the place she was staying after being discharged from the hospital.

Former AIADMK chief returned to Tamil Nadu after finishing her quarantine in Bengaluru, the place she’s going to keep at her niece J Krishnapriya`s residence in Chennai`s T Nagar space. She was discharged on January 31 from Bengaluru`s Victoria hospital the place she was present process COVID-19 therapy. She has been in quarantine since then.

She was formally launched from judicial custody on January 27 after finishing her four-year jail sentence in a disproportionate property case. In 2019, the Income Tax Department had connected properties price Rs 1,600 crores belonging to her below the provisions of the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act.

With her return coinciding with the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, political circles had been abuzz with the type of impression she might make to the ruling dispensation which reiterated she was not welcome into its fold.

The 65-year-old former confidante of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, nevertheless, introduced she would contain herself in lively politics and referred to as for unitedly taking over a “common foe” and guarantee it doesn’t come to the ruling saddle once more.

Embarking on a close to 15-hour journey highway journey that will usually take no more than six hours, Sasikala’s convoy needed to wade by way of the ready and waving supporters at many factors, with chants hailing ‘chinnamma’ renting the air.

Sasikala crossed into Tamil Nadu at Athipalli in Krishnagiri district bordering Karnataka, round 10 am as her supporters broke into celebrations, dancing to drum beats and showering flower petals on her convoy. She visited a few temples on the way in which dwelling.

Invoking late AIADMK stalwarts MG Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa, she called for unity to jointly defeat the “common foe”. A PTI report quoted her as saying “My desire is that we must work jointly to ensure our common foe does not come to the ruling saddle again in Tamil Nadu.”

The AIAMDK, nevertheless, reiterated Sasikala and people together with her had nothing to do with the social gathering and that it was unlawful on their half to make use of the social gathering flag as she traveled in a automotive sporting it, for the second time within the final two weeks.

Senior AIADMK chief and Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar took exception to Sasikala utilizing the social gathering flag and recalled the AIADMK’s police criticism towards it. “Sasikala and her aides have no link to AIADMK … it is illegal for anyone else (other than party functionaries) to use the flag,” he informed reporters at Chennai on Monday.

Clad in a inexperienced colour saree, the favourite hue of Jayalalithaa, and carrying a face masks, Sasikala travelled in a automotive that sported the AIADMK flag over the bonnet, disregarding the warning by the ruling social gathering towards its use by non-members.

On the ruling AIADMK Ministers petitioning the police towards her use of flag in her automotive, she mentioned it confirmed their apprehension. Responding to media queries about supporters’ demand to “wrest control of the AIADMK,” she mentioned “I will meet you all soon. Will speak in detail then.”

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“Sure, for party workers,” was her response when scribes requested if she would have interaction in lively politics, months forward of the scheduled meeting elections within the state.

Sasilaka underwent her sentence within the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate property case on the Parapana Agrahara central jail in Bengaluru since February 2017 and was let loose on January 27. However, she remained on the Government Victoria Hospital, the place she had been admitted after testing constructive for COVID-19 whereas below judicial custody.

The AIADMK suffered a cut up with O Panneerselvam, now deputy chief minister, and Palaniswami heading two factions, however they later merged the teams, and the overall council of the mixed social gathering expelled Sasikala in September 2017 together with Dhinakaran and others.

(With Agency Inputs)

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