Will Sasikala’s exit change TN’s political spectrum: wait and see, says TTV



oi-Vicky Nanjappa


Updated: Wednesday January 27, 2021, 5:35 PM [IST]

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Chennai, January 27: Sasikala’s nephew, TTV Dinakaran, when asked if his aunt’s release would change the political scene in Tamil Nadu, replied: “Wait and see”.

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Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala, who spent four years in prison after being convicted in a corruption case, was released from prison today.

Will Sasikala's exit change TN's political spectrum: wait and see, says TTV

Dinakaran said his aunt has been officially released. This is the happiest time for us. After the advice of the doctors, we will decide on his return to Tamil Nadu. People are looking forward to it, Dinakaran also said.

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He said that the unveiling of the Jayalalithaa Memorial today in itself proves the celebration of Sasikala’s liberation.

Prison authorities announced on Tuesday that the former assistant to the late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, J Jayalalithaa, will be officially released today.

Sasikala had contracted the virus on January 20 and was initially admitted to Bowring Hospital before being transferred to the dedicated COVID-19 center at Victoria Hospital.

Independent lawmaker Dhinakaran, nephew of Sasikala and founder of Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) said on Monday that a decision on his aunt’s discharge from the hospital would be taken after consulting doctors.

Sasikala was sentenced to four years in prison in February 2017 in the case of disproportionate assets of 66 crore rupees with her sister-in-law J Ilavarasi and Jayalalithaa’s adopted son VN Sudhakaran. According to a hospital bulletin, Sasikala is doing well now.

“She is asymptomatic, conscious, alert and well oriented. She is under constant surveillance,” the hospital said in the bulletin.

Authorities at Victoria Hospital have said that according to COVID-19 protocol, she may have to spend 10 days in the facility. But if her family wishes to transfer her to a private hospital, they are allowed to, they added. On the other hand, Ilavarasi, who had also contracted the coronavirus, is asymptomatic. She will be free the first week of February.

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