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AIADMK cadres assault suspended MP Sasikala Pushpa’s husband in Chennai

Pushpa filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court earlier on Sunday urging it to order for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the death of the leader.

By: ANI | Chennai | Updated: December 29, 2016 11:40 am
sasikala pushpa, sasikala lawyer, sasikala pushpa lawyer, AIADMK, AIADMK fight, sasikala pushpa lawyer beaten Suspended AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa’s lawyer being assaulted by party cadres in Chennai (ANI photo)

AIADMK cadres on Thuesday attacked and injured the husband of expelled MP Sasikala Pushpa, who was accused of trying to create a law-and-order problem ahead of tomorrow’s General Council meeting to elect a new General Secretary. While initial reports suggested that the attacked man, who was seen bleeding profusely, was Pushpa’s lawyer, police later clarified he was her husband Lingeswara Thilagan, who has been detained for interrogation. Police said no other person was injured.

AIADMK supporters rained blows on Thilagan, who had stayed put there despite being asked to leave, resulting in bleeding injuries on his nose. He was rescued by police who removed him from the vicinity for first aid, even as angry men and women were seen swearing at him.

AIADMK workers started gathering at the party headquarters following information that Pushpa, earlier expelled by Jayalalithaa for anti-party activities, could come there ahead of tomorrow’s General Council, possibly to seek an invitation to attend it. It was felt that she could even try to contest for the top post.

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Pushpa had been reportedly questioning Sasikala’s eligibility for appointment as the new General Secretary, a demand being made by a section of party workers.

Party spokesperson C R Saraswathy charged Pushpa with trying to create a law-and-order problem ahead of the General Council. “Sasikala Pushpa wants to create a law-and-order problem ahead of the General Council tomorrow. Let her resign first as MP as it was Amma who made her a Rajya Sabha Member,” she said.

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She alleged that Pushpa’s injured husband had deliberately stayed put at the party headquarters despite being asked to leave and it had been done to “create a problem”.

“She (Pushpa) is no more in the AIADMK. In the General Council, only members are allowed and not even special guests are invited,” she said.

On the violence, another Spokesperson C Ponnayan said “If someone enters your house and creates problems, there is a consequence– an action has got a reaction.”

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    Ngotha
    Dec 28, 2016 at 2:36 pm
    Why is Intelligence Bureau((IB)'s POLITICAL PIMPING WING backing Sasikala Natarajan with the backing of BRAHMINS IN RAW?
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      Kaliyug
      Dec 28, 2016 at 6:23 pm
      There were enough policemen on duty and yet they could not prevent this from happening. This clearly shows the divide in the police ranks who have been appointed by Nepotism, Caste based Quotas, Bribery and total lack of compeive qualities. Shame on the police and IPS officers who serve the country and are shamelessly walking without imposing the law and order.
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      1. vihari naidu
        Dec 28, 2016 at 10:12 am
        Poor fellow caught in crossfire.
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          Kannan
          Dec 28, 2016 at 10:17 am
          A party of thieves and rogues.
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            Ram Pathak
            Dec 28, 2016 at 10:29 am
            Idol worshipers rogues behaved on expected line.
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