Chennai: In an apparent fence-mending move
following her expulsion from AIADMK, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister
Jayalalithaa`s estranged close aide Sasikala today said she
has snapped ties with all those who had "betrayed" the party
"It is an unpardonable betrayal by those who claimed to be
my relatives and friends to have indulged in activities
against Jayalalithaa. Those who betrayed my sister are not
needed by me", Sasikala said in a statement.
The statement to AIADMK promoted Jaya TV comes four months
after Sasikala was removed from Poes Garden, Jayalalithaa`s
official residence, in a major clean-up effort to purge AIADMK
of her family members. Several of Sasikala`s relatives
including her husband Natarajan have been booked by police on
various charges since then.
Apparently trying to mend fences with the AIADMK chief,
Sasikala said she had dedicated her life to Jayalalithaa and
wanted to serve the leader.
Sasikala, who is facing charges in a disproportionate
asset case along with Jayalalithaa in a Bangalore court said,
"there is no link or relationship with those who betrayed my
Sasikala claimed innocence, saying that she came to know
about the happenings which were against the party`s interest
and conspiracy against Jayalalithaa only after she came out of
Poes Garden where she had stayed for 24 years.
"This has pained me and shocked me", Sasikala said, adding
that all those things happened without her knowledge and
this was the `truth`.
She also said she has no ambition to hold a party post,
government position or enter politics.