Amid the ongoing turmoil in the state of Tamil Nadu for the post of the Chief Minister of the state, former TN CM Jayalalithaa’s close aide Sasikala revealed Amma’s last words to her. Sasikala who met the MLAs kept hidden at the Golden Bay resort made an emotional appeal to them urging them to keep the party united.
Sasikala claimed that Jayalalithaa’s last words were, “No one can destroy the party”. While addressing the MLAs Sasikala said that she had spent time in jail in the past and had no qualms in going to the jail again. This response comes in backdrop of her dispproportionate case pending in the Supreme Court. If not acquitted, she does not qualify to be the Chief Minister of the state and will also not be allowed to contest elections for six years.
Asserting that “no one should underestimate the power of a common woman,” Sasikala said some people had a problem with a woman entering politics.
As the power tussle within the AIADMK party continues to grow, Tamil Nadu politics is in a chaotic state with O Panneerselvam resigning and making way for Jayalalithaa’s long time aide Sasikala. A tug of war is going on between OPS and Sasikala to claim the throne of Tamil Nadu. Hell broke loose after Panneerselvam openly revolted against Sasikala Natarajan after claiming that he was “forced” to resign by her. However, Saiskala refuted all claims by calling him a “liar” and that he had “betrayed” Amma and the party. While both have challenged each other to prove their majority in the assembly, who will finally be the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu is still uncertain.
A day after Sasikala met the MLAs kept hidden in the Golden Bay resort, Panneerselvam insisted that the MLAs should not be held captive and should be allowed to meet the people. It is also being reported that Panneerselvam may even end the police to free the MLAs.