New Delhi: Before the assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, there has been a big political upsurge. VK Sasikala, a close aide of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, has announced that she is retiring herself from politics.
In an announcement that came as a bolt out of the blue, she urged “true supporters of Amma” to work like siblings and ensure Jayalalithaa’s “golden rule continues.”
Sasikala asked all true supporters of Jayalalithaa to prevent “common enemy” DMK from coming to power in the assembly polls and ensure “Amma’s golden rule in Tamil Nadu.
After being released from a Bengaluru prison following completion of a four-year term in an assets case, Sasikala had last month announced her intention to engage in active politics.
Her subsequent political moves, including the stand of the AMMK floated by her nephew TTV Dhinakaran, in the polls was keenly awaited by observers and political parties alike in the state especially in the context of the crucial assembly elections.