Sasikala Demonstrates Strength

Chennai: AIADMK legislature party reiterated ita��s near unanimous support to party general secretary Sasikala Natarajan on Wednesday. It became necessary for Sasikala to demonstrate her strength in the wake of open rebellion by former chief minister O Panneerselvam on Tuesday.

The most obedient chief minister was termed as ‘traitor’ by Sasikala, when she struck back at her latest enemy with all the force at her command. 131 MLAs have pledged their support to the new leader, Chinnamma, at the meeting on Wednesday. Speaking after the meeting of the legislature party, Sasikala flayed former chief minister OPS.

“I lived with Jayalalithaa for more than three decades. Nobody can split AIADMK. Dramas are alright for TV but not for politics. We will go forward with a Amma’s blessings. OPS has joined hands with the DMK against which Amma waged fight all her life. There are divisive forces raising their heads. DMK is plotting to destabilise the AIADMK. Nobody should believe OPS. PanneerselvamA�is behaving in a way that is insulting Amma’s memory. He is bunking Amma’s ideals for the sake of CM’s chair. OPS has betrayed the party. He has changed his stance in 48 hours. We will identify the traitors and take action against them. I and Amma faced a number of crises and successfully overcome them. I will follow Amma’s vision,” Sasikala said.

She hasA�appealed to President Pranab Mukherjee to intervene and save democracy in Tamil Nadu.

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