Sasikala intensifies audio politics, talks to AIADMK men in Edappadi

Chennai: Even as the AIADMK joint coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami is making party units pass resolutions against VK Sasikala, the expelled AIADMK supremo spoke to three functionaries in the former CM’s native constituency Edappadi and asserted that she would be coming back to active politics very soon.

In a telephone call to a cadre in Edappadi, Sasikala said that she was certain in returning to politics and set the party right.

“The western belt stood by the AIADMK even during the days of Thalaivar (M G Ramachandran) and it was the same during Amma days. People are good, and we cannot find fault with them. But a few damaged the name of the party like this. We never see any disparities over caste,” Sasikala said, according to an audio clip.

The close aid of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa sought to remind the cadre how the second rung leaders of the AIADMK had turned against Jayalalithaa after the demise of MGR in 1987 and they were taken along by Jayalalithaa.

She added: “We have not seen differences between the Ja (Janaki) or Jay (Jayalalithaa) factions. I was young, still I was mature enough to embrace one and all,” she said and added that she regretted the recent developments in the party.

Suresh, a functionary from Edappadi, said the one-and-a-half crore AIADMK cadre are ready to line up behind her. “We in Edappadi are eagerly awaiting your visit here,” he added.


NT Bureau