Co-convener K P Munusamy of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s (AIADMK) after V K Sasikala’s audio tapes that leaked yesterday pointing out her political comeback has said that it is doubtful if the party will accept her and suggested that she should keep away from the party for the sake of late J Jayalalithaa, who worked hard to bring AIADMK.
Munusamy said, "If Amma’s soul has to be in peace, it is better [that] she (Sasikala) keeps quiet and keeps away." The party convenor also warned Sasikala of “retribution” if she chose to fight for regaining control of the party she headed briefly after Jayalalithaa’s demise in December 2016.
“There is no circumstance under which she can enter the party. There is no possibility, every single AIADMK cadre is clear about it,” he added.
After Sasikala's conviction in the disproportionate assets case in February 2017, AIADMK had ousted as from the post of general secretary. Miss Sasikala after completing her term in Bengaluru jail returned to Chennai in February this year to a grand welcome. However, she had said she would step away from politics.
She currently has support of her nephew TTV Dhinakaran, who had formed his own political outfit AMMK after his expulsion from AIADMK in 2017. Her audio tape where she is heard telling some AIADMK cadres that she will soon return to “set everything right” in the party--has emerged. The AIADMK lost power to rival DMK in the assembly polls in election results announced on May 3 earlier this month. The audio tape also suggests that “a group” within the AIADMK still supports her.
K P Munusamy claims that some forces were trying to cause “confusion” in the AIADMK ranks by using Sasikala in the “forefront” at a time when AIADMK was performing its function as the main opposition party in Tamil Nadu assembly.
“Not a single AIADMK cadre will fall for this confusion. Their intention will not come true. I also listened to the audio clips. No cadre has spoken to her. She’s the one who is calling them,” Munusamy added.
In the audio tapes, Sasiakala is also heard saying she will not watch a party they had built with difficulties go to waste while referring to the rift between Palaniswami and Panneerselvam.
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