Jayalalithaa revokes Sasikala’s expulsion

Last Updated: Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 14:33

Zeenews Bureau

Chennai: AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa on Saturday revoked the expulsion of close aide Sasikala from the party. The development came just days after Sasikala snapped ties with all those who had "betrayed" the party supremo.

"VK Sasikala has sent a letter to me. She had also issued a
statement with the same content. I accept the explanation,"
Jayalalithaa said in a statement here.

"The disciplinary action against Sasikala is cancelled,"
she said.

Announcing her fence-mending move following her expulsion from the AIADMK, Sasikala had said: "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."

Four months ago, 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.

Sasikala said she had dedicated her life to Jayalalithaa and wanted to serve the leader.

Sasikala is facing charges in a disproportionate asset case along with Jayalalithaa in a Bangalore court.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published: Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 11:30

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