Ahead of the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, sacked AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala on Wednesday, 3 March, issued a statement announcing that she is quitting politics.
In her statement, she has asked supporters of AIADMK to stand united and fight against the DMK in the Assembly elections, slated to take place on 6 April.
“Believing that we are children of the same mother, all supporters should work together in the upcoming elections,” she said in her statement.
She also expressed her heartfelt thanks to all supporters of the party who showed so much affection to her and late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
Sasikala is a former aide of Jayalalithaa.
Amid much fanfare, Sasikala had returned to Chennai on 8 February after serving a four-year term on charges of corruption at the Parappana Agrahara prison, Bengaluru. She was released on 27 January.
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