Sasikala meets Jaya at Poes Garden residence
Chennai: Two days after her suspension was
revoked, VK Sasikala on Monday met Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa,
signalling her return to the Poes Garden residence of the
Though party insiders confirmed the visit, there was no
official word on it.
Jayalalithaa had on December 19 expelled her close aide
Sasikala and scores of her relatives following allegations
that they interfered in the affairs of the party and
However, in a turn of events, Sasikala had on March 28
written to issued a statement through AIADMK-promoted Jaya TV,
stating she had snapped ties with all those who had "betrayed"
"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 elder sister are
not needed by me", Sasikala had said.
Sasikala had also claimed innocence, saying she came to
know about the happenings which were against AIADMK's interest
and conspiracy against Jayalalithaa only after she came out of
Poes Garden (Jayalalithaa's residence) where she had stayed
for 24 years.
"This has pained and shocked me", Sasikala said, adding,
all those things happened without her knowledge and this was
Accepting the explanation, Jayalalithaa had on March 31,
announced that the disciplinary action against Sasikala was
cancelled, signalling a patch-up.