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AIADMK can’t be separated from my blood, says Sasikala in latest audio clip

Another audio recording of VK Sasikala interacting with an AIADMK functionary has surfaced in which she said the party cannot be separated from her blood.

VK Sasikala, expelled AIADMK general secretary and close confidante of late J Jayalalithaa

Another audio recording of VK Sasikala, a close confidante of late J Jayalalithaa, interacting with an AIADMK functionary has surfaced in which she said the party cannot be separated from her blood.

In the voice clip, which is said to be a recorded call between Sasikala and one of her party cadres, she was heard saying that from January 1988 onwards, she has been replying to cadres through letters. She added that back then Amma (Jayalalithaa) was the one who used to ask her to reply.

The expelled AIADMK general secretary said that she started talking to the cadres after the lockdown over phone because of uncertainty.

“I want to bring AIADMK to a good position because I have worked so much for the party. It cannot be separated from my blood. In such a situation, how can I keep quiet hearing the anguish of the cadres? I will definitely bring back AIADMK,” she said.

Sasikala has explicitly named the AIADMK for the first time in the latest audio clip.

The audio clip was released days before the AIADMK legislature meeting which is scheduled for June 14. Amidst turmoil between Edappadi K Palanisami and O Panneerselvam, the legislatures are meeting for the third time to finalise the deputy leader and party whip.

The first two meetings of the AIADMK legislatures brought to light the fissures within the party and tug of war between Palaniswami and Panneerselvam.

The meeting on June 14 is also expected to be a stormy affair with both leaders wanting their respective aides to become the party whip.

Additionally, the recent audio tapes of Sasikala will be a point of concern for the party, according to political experts.

Sasikala who had announced stepping away from active politics has been suggesting a return to active politics through her recent audio conversations.

In another audio clip, Sasikala had said that she will “definitely return”, while promising to “sort out” the AIADMK, once the coronavirus situation improves.

Sasikala was released from Parappana Agrahara central prison in Bengaluru on February 8 and her return was expected to cause major changes in Tamil Nadu politics.

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