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Sasikala is a burden for the AIADMK, former minister Natham Viswanathan

Chennai, June 21(BPNS)

AIADMK senior leader and former minister, Natham R Viswanathan said that party former interim general secretary, V.K.Sasikala was a burden and baggage to the party.

In a statement released on Sunday after a meeting adopting a resolution against Sasikala at the Dindugal district committee meeting of the AIADMK said that neither the party cadres nor the people of Tamil Nadu wanted her back into the party fold.

The Dindigul district committee meeting also decided to expel those cadres or middle level functionaries who have any truck with Sasikala. Rebuking the former interim general secretary he said, Sasikala is telling the cadres that a mother (Sasikala)cannot be separated from the child (Cadre), in fact she is not a mother, she is something else.

AIADMK leadership has passed similar resolutions in all districts against Sasikala but the stoic silence of O Panneerselvam and his home district unit of Theni not passing a resolution has raised eyebrows. It is to be noted that both Sasikala and Panneerselvam is from the powerful Thevar  community which has a sizeable strength in South Tamil Nadu.

However Sasikala has again reached out to party cadres on Sunday and said ,” Amma(Jayalalithaa) also faced a similar situation after the death of MGR and she was rebuked and ridiculed by the party leaders but later things turned around and she took control of the party and a similar situation will happen here also.”

She also said that the senior leaders of the party are fearing her entry into the party as they know that the  cadres and lower level leaders are in favour of her entry.

AIADMK Chief Whip, S. P.Velumani conducted a meeting at his Coimbatore district unit on Sunday and passed resolutions of her sparking casteist feeling among the party cadres. The party  resolution said, “The AIADMK will not surrender to the whims and fancies of one family and that the party has no connection with Sasikala or her extended family.”

The AIADMK politics of Tamil Nadu is in for a churn and Sasikala is trying to make use of the opportunity for an entry to the AIADMK and later take control of it with the support of her nephew,  TTV Dhinakaran is presently heading the Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam(AMMK).