New Delhi: Expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa on Monday alleged that she was mistreated by her party chief J Jayalalithaa who was pressurising her to quit for over two months.
Talking to reporters outside Parliament, the AIADMK Rajya Sabha MP said, ''I was not allowed to go home. I was kept in Poes Garden like a dog. I am under threat.'''
Hitting out at her party chief, Pushpa said that she was being compelled to resign from past two months.
Sasikala Pushpa, sacked AIADMK MP: I was not allowed to go home, kept in Poes Garden like a dog. I am under threat pic.twitter.com/gpoSAuS6d1
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Sasikala Pushpa also expressed happiness over her expulsion from the party, saying ''I can work on my own now.''
She, however, stayed mum when she was told to clarify if she was hit by AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa.
The reaction from Pushpa came shortly after AIADMK leadershp expelled her from the party for slapping a leader from the rival DMK.
Pushpa today broke down in Parliament, claiming threat to her life.
In a brief statement, Jayalalithaa said that Pushpa was being expelled from all party posts, including primary membership as she had acted in violation of the party principles and ethics.
"Her behaviour has brought great disrepute to the arty," she said.
Jayalalithaa asked party supporters not to have any truck henceforth with the Thoothukudi-based Rajya Sabha MP.
Pushpa had allegedly attacked DMK's Rajya Sabha MP Trichy Siva at the Delhi airport on Saturday for criticising Jayalalithaa.
"I need protection. I don't have safety in Tamil Nadu. There is a threat for my life," Pushpa said in Rajya Sabha, adding that she is "being compelled" to resign from her constitutional post.
"I will not do it," she said. "If an MP is slapped by a leader, then what is this? We should have human dignity," she added.
The Congress was quick to seize the opportunity and demanded that not only her allegations be probed but she should also be provided security by the Centre.