'Never aspired for power, post or authority', says VK Sasikala as she quits politics

VK Sasikala on Wednesday announced that she was quitting politics claiming that she never aspired for power, post or authority.

Mar 03, 2021, 21:47 PM IST

Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami warns party members against trusting Sasikala’s nephew TTV Dhinakaran

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami cited an example of 18 disqualified AIADMK rebel MLAs who sided with Dhinakaran in 2017 after he merged his led faction with that of his present deputy O Panneerselvam, who has renewed his assertion of 'retrieving' the ruling AIADMK post V K Sasikala's release.

Feb 10, 2021, 13:22 PM IST

VK Sasikala returns into mainstream politics, says 'will dedicate rest of my life for AIADMK'

Sasikala, the close confidante of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa, is on her way to Chennai after completing her four-year sentence in a corruption case. Her return to the state’s political arena gains significance as it occurs barely two months ahead of the crucial Assembly polls.

Feb 08, 2021, 21:37 PM IST

VK Sasikala, who tested COVID-19 positive, is now asymptomatic: Hospital

"Sasikala Natarajan is asymptomatic. She`s conscious and alert. Her vital parameters are stable and her blood sugars under control. She is maintaining saturation without oxygen and is walking with support. She is being continuously monitored," the hospital`s health bulletin said.

Jan 30, 2021, 18:15 PM IST

AIADMK expels Tamil Nadu office bearer for putting up banner welcoming VK Sasikala

The message from AIADMK comes on the same day when Sasikala has been released formally from prison and is expected to return to Chennai within a week. The poster had also featured the name and picture of Subramania Raja, who served as a District joint Secretary of the MGR Mandram.

Jan 27, 2021, 17:24 PM IST

Expelled AIADMK leader Sasikala released from prison after serving 4-year jail-term

Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala was formally released from prison after serving 4-year jail-term on Wednesday. She was released after the jail officials completed the formalities. The procedures for her release were done at the Victoria Hospital, where she is presently undergoing treatment for COVID-19 infection, which she had contracted a week ago, along with her sister-in-law J Ilavarasi.

Jan 27, 2021, 12:01 PM IST

Stable and comfortable, says hospital on expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala's health

"Conscious, alert and well oriented. Stable and comfortable, taking oral food normally and walking with support," the health bulletin said. Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala, who is serving a jail term in a corruption case, has been hospitalised for COVID-19.

Jan 24, 2021, 15:39 PM IST

Thuglak Editor S Gurumurthy hints at Sasikala’s inclusion in AIADMK-BJP alliance

Thugalk Editor S Gurumurthy said this in the context that, when an alliance was coming together with the intention of defeating the DMK, they (AIADMK-BJP alliance) should accept all elements. 

Jan 15, 2021, 01:45 AM IST

DMK, if voted to power, will probe mystery over Jayalalithaa's death: Stalin

Jayalalithaa died on December 5, 2016, over two months after being treated for various complications, including infection, since September 22.

Apr 04, 2019, 19:31 PM IST

RGV announces his next titled ‘Sasikala'

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has announced a biopic on the life of Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and her close aide Sasikala titled "Sasikala".

Apr 01, 2019, 12:27 PM IST

Sasikala given preferential treatment in prison; separate kitchen provided: Inquiry report

"I have accessed the 295 pages report through an RTI query.

Jan 20, 2019, 21:04 PM IST

Jayalalithaa's audio clip, diet chat released by probe panel

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo was seen complaining about her breathing.

May 26, 2018, 23:18 PM IST

D Roopa, who exposed special jail treatment to Sasikala, refuses Namma Bengaluru Award

D Roopa has written to the organisation saying her “conscience” does not permit her to accept the award.

Mar 25, 2018, 09:41 AM IST

Sasikala recounts how Jayalalithaa fainted and was rushed to the hospital

Sasikala claimed she took Jayalalithaa to the hospital even though the former AIADMK chief did not want to be taken for treatment.

Mar 21, 2018, 13:41 PM IST

Sasikala granted 15-day parole to attend husband Natarajan's funeral, leaves Bengaluru jail

Expelled and jailed AIADMK chief VK Sasikala on Tuesday walked out of Bengaluru jail after being granted a 15-day parole to attend the last rites of her husband M Natarajan, who died in the wee hours of Tuesday following multiple organ failures.

Mar 20, 2018, 13:47 PM IST

VK Sasikala's husband M Natarajan dies at 75 in Chennai

Last week, the 75-year-old was rushed to Gleneagles Global Health City hospital for chest infection.

Mar 20, 2018, 06:09 AM IST

Sasikala's kin claims Apollo Hospital hid Jayalalithaa's death for a day: Reports

In a major twist to the suspicions surrounding the death of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, a relative of jailed AIADMK leader on Wednesday claimed that Jayalalithaa died on December 4, 2016 and not on December 5, as officially announced by Apollo Hospitals.

Jan 17, 2018, 22:28 PM IST

I-T dept seizes secret letter on Tamil Nadu gutka scam from Sasikala's room in Poes Garden

The information was disclosed in an affidavit submitted by Principal Director of Income Tax, Chennai on a PIL filed by a DMK MLA for a CBI probe into the scam.

Jan 13, 2018, 05:55 AM IST

After RK Nagar bypoll win, Dhinakaran meets 'silent' aunt Sasikala in jail

The meeting lasted for about half an hour at the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison in Bengaluru.

Dec 29, 2017, 07:10 AM IST

Dinakaran meets 'silent' aunt Sasikala in jail

"The meeting lasted for about half an hour at the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison, but Sasikala did not speak throughout the meeting," AIADMK said.

Dec 28, 2017, 23:00 PM IST