Sasikala tried to kill Jayalalithaa: Expelled AIADMK MP seeks probe into former CM's death

Expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa has derided the party's move to nominate Sasikala Natranjan as the general secretary citing the latter's ouster by none other than late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa for conspiring against her.
Sasikala Pushpa seeks probe into jayalalithaa's... Source: PTI
India TV Politics Desk Chennai December 16, 2016 14:31 IST

Expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa has derided the party's move to nominate Sasikala Natranjan as the general secretary citing the latter's ouster by none other than late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa for conspiring against her.

“It would be too wrong to nominate Sasikala Natrajan as the general secretary of the party. Because no where Madam (Jayalalithaa) has mentioned her name. She has not even given her a councilor or an MLA seat. It shows that political life is not fit for her. She was earlier expelled by Amma for conspiring against her and trying to kill her,” Pushpa told News Agency ANI.

Pushpa also cited party's constitution saying: “There is a rule in Class-30 sub clause-5 that a person being a primary member for five consecutive years can contest the elections. However, if this is implied, then, Sasikala is not fit to be the general secretary.”

Demanding a judicial enquiry into the death of Jayalalithaa, Pushpa said,"since the time she was admitted into the hospital, there was no transparency about the status of her health”.

“What happened to Jayalalithaa is something everybody is questioning. Even the cadres feel the same,” she added.

Sasikala said she has filed a case in the Madras High Court stating that the election of general secretary of the AIADMK be done in a democratic manner.

The AIADMK on Thursday said Sasikala Natarajan, the close confidante of Jayalalithaa, will be the party’s next general secretary.

“It is clear that Chinnamma (Sasikala) will be the next general secretary of the party,” said AIADMK spokesperson C Ponnaiyan.

 
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