V K Sasikala Moves Court to Reclaim her Position in AIADMK

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VK Sasikala, the sacked AIADMK chief, has taken a legal step towards reclaiming her position in Tamil Nadu’s ruling party months ahead of polls.

Sasikala has filed a fresh application in a Chennai court against Chief Minister E Palaniswami and his Deputy O Panneerselvam, in an attempt to stake claim for the AIADMK top post.

Sasikala, a close aide of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, stepped in as chief of the party after Jayalalitha’s death and was just short of taking on the post of Chief Minister when she was sentenced to a four-year jail term for corruption.

Before leaving for jail, she handpicked EPS to take over as Chief Minister but in her absence, he patched up with OPS – who had rebelled against Sasikala’s leadership – and they both had her removed from the post.

Her return earlier this month has once again stirred turmoil in the party that has never quite recovered from its leadership vacuum after the death of the charismatic and powerful Jayalalithaa.V K Sasikala Moves Court to Reclaim her Position in AIADMK

VK Sasikala, the sacked AIADMK chief, has taken a legal step towards reclaiming her position in Tamil Nadu’s ruling party months ahead of polls.

Sasikala has filed a fresh application in a Chennai court against Chief Minister E Palaniswami and his Deputy O Panneerselvam, in an attempt to stake claim for the AIADMK top post.

Sasikala, a close aide of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, stepped in as chief of the party after Jayalalitha’s death and was just short of taking on the post of Chief Minister when she was sentenced to a four-year jail term for corruption.

Before leaving for jail, she handpicked EPS to take over as Chief Minister but in her absence, he patched up with OPS – who had rebelled against Sasikala’s leadership – and they both had her removed from the post.

Her return earlier this month has once again stirred turmoil in the party that has never quite recovered from its leadership vacuum after the death of the charismatic and powerful Jayalalithaa.

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