Panneerselvam on Jayalalithaa’s birth anniversary: We will take back the party from the hands of the family that Jayalalithaa threw out of Poes Garden
In the last two months, Tamil Nadu has dominated the media attention. In the last two months, there have been two swearing in ceremonies, a funeral and a prison sentence; there has been Cyclone Vardah and the Jallikattu fiasco. Perhaps it’s time to finally move on.
Sasikala will have to serve a little less than four years in jail, as she had earlier spent 21 days in a Bengaluru jail.
Being the closest aide of Jayalalithaa, it was she who stood unyielding beside her in the last hours before her death.
The disproportionate asset case against Jayalalithaa goes way back to chief ministerial tenure that began in 1991.
Sasikala convicted by Supreme Court: The court verdict ended the AIADMK general secretary’s bid to become the the chief minister of the state.
Jayalalithaa once spelt out Panneerselvam’s rich political resume at a party function.
Jayalalithaa was booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act in 1996 for allegedly amassing unaccounted wealth.
Jayalalithaa, who had an iron grip over the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, held the general secretary post for over two decades.
Sasikala’s rise to fame in Tamil Nadu politics owes less to her leadership qualities and more to the enigmatic and yet firm relationship she shared with the late chief minister.
Posters also sprung up all over Chennai hailing the party decision and congratulating Sasikala on being nominated the general secretary of AIADMK.
Justice Vaidyalingam was hearing a petition demanding an inquiry into the former chief minister Jayalalithaa’s death.
Denying that the she has been expelled from AIADMK, Pushpa asserted that she still remains party MP.
This may be an unusual way of expressing their love, but it’s not the first time that the late politician’s followers done something like this.
Sasikala Pushpa alleged that Jayalalithaa’s death must be treated “suspicious” as no one was allowed to visit her in hospital and no pictures have been made public.