Advertisement
Wednesday, Dec 01, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Sasikala Vows To Return In New Audio Tapes Surfaced On Social Media

Sasikala, who was expelled from the AIADMK in 2017 following her conviction in a disproportionate assets case, was released from prison earlier this year,

Sasikala Vows To Return In New Audio Tapes Surfaced On Social Media
Sasikala | (File Photo)
Sasikala Vows To Return In New Audio Tapes Surfaced On Social Media
outlookindia.com
2021-06-16T08:03:59+05:30

Audio tapes of a purported conversation between V K Sasikala and certain party members surfaced on social media on Tuesday in which the ousted AIADMK leader is heard vowing her return to the party.

Sasikala, who was expelled from the AIADMK in 2017 following her conviction in a disproportionate assets case, was released from prison earlier this year.

She criticised the expulsion of the party members and also said that she would have retained AIADMK leader O Panneerselvam as chief minister had he not stepped down.

The latest audio clips emerged on social media a day after the AIADMK, which tasted defeat at the hands of archrival DMK after being in power for a decade, expelled 17 members.

The AIADMK on Monday, while warning of disciplinary action against those who interacted with the ousted interim general secretary, expelled 17 members, including party spokesman V Pugazhendhi. Most of those expelled were said to have spoken to her.

In the clip, Sasikala was purportedly heard saying that she has the responsibility to save the party and re-establish the rule of Amma (late chief minister J Jayalalithaa). "I am confident that I will be able to set the party in order as you are with me. The AIADMK should be strong even if it turns 100 years old. We will definitely bring in Amma's rule," she said.

Also, she said she would meet the party workers once the pandemic recedes. "Till then, take care of yourselves and your families, besides those around. Be safe, wear face masks," she urged.

"Party members are important to me. I will definitely return," she said.

Sasikala announced she will stay away from politics only "with the intention of seeing the AIADMK retain power". Going by the way things are happening (in the party), the time for her to stage a come back has come, she said.

To a question from the caller, she said party coordinator O Panneerselvam resigned on his own in February 2017. "I would have retained him, had he not resigned," she was heard saying.

(PTI)

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

How Parag Agrawal Obsessively Focused On Controlling Hate Speech As Twitter CTO

How Parag Agrawal Obsessively Focused On Controlling Hate Speech As Twitter CTO

After taking over as CTO of Twitter, Parag Agrawal’s main focus was on using AI and ML to identify hate speech and bots that were used to spread misinformation through the microblogging site.

'Omicron Virus' Or 'South Africa Variant'? Here's What Not To Call New Covid-19 Strain

'Omicron Virus' Or 'South Africa Variant'? Here's What Not To Call New Covid-19 Strain

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 has led to several discussions on WHO's method of naming virus variants on Greek alphabets. But terms like 'South Africa virus' have remained in use.

IPL 2022 Retention: Who Stays And Who Goes - Full List

IPL 2022 Retention: Who Stays And Who Goes - Full List

IPL Retention list was replete with full of expected names but there were some big omissions too. The mega auction will have a massive pool of stars that teams can now choose from.

Kashmir: Why Is BJP Predicting Doomsday For J&K 2 Years After Article 370 Abrogation

Kashmir: Why Is BJP Predicting Doomsday For J&K 2 Years After Article 370 Abrogation

The statement, issued by senior BJP leader of J&K Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, raises concern for minorities living in Kashmir Valley.

Advertisement