Apprehensions in AIADMK over VK Sasikala’s Grand Comeback Plan

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The Opposition AIADMK, which was battered in the recent rural regional body surveys winning simply two seats in the district panchayat unions, is now dealing with another major problem with the ousted basic secretary of the celebration V. K. Sasikala trying to make a grandiose comeback.The previous confidante of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa is all set to perform a yatra crisscrossing Tamil Nadu and it would be a significant action that she will be taking in the days to come to take control of the AIADMK.Political analysts and AIADMK cadres have actually vouched that the disunity at the top of the celebration between O. Panneerselvam and K. Palaniswami is affecting the efficiency of the party and that some significant modifications need to be implemented for the AIADMK to remain in the reckoning.Just before the 2021 Assembly elections, Sasikala had actually revealed that she was giving up active politics.However, Sasikala after being released from the Bangalore central jail on January 27, 2021, was planning to get in Tamil Nadu politics in a major way, however stiff opposition from both Panneerselvam and Palaniswami led her to reassess the decision.It is to be noted that after the DMK government pertained to power in May 2021, problems began to turn up in the AIADMK with OPS and EPS providing different declarations and news coming out of both the leaders not being in the exact same boat.Sasikala was in the meantime silently talking to separated AIADMK leaders and

cadres throughout Tamil Nadu and had dedicated a team of experts at her Chennai home for the very same. However, Sasikala could not get appropriate backing but the drubbing in the rural local body surveys in the nine districts

will give her the required momentum.While AIADMK remains in search of a charismatic leader who can hold all factions together, Sasikala, according to party watchers might suit the expense as she being a former confidante of Jayalalithaa has link with the party grassroots.Political observers believe that if today leadership of the AIADMK does not settle their distinctions and participate in a combined

battle against the DMK federal government, Sasikala taking control of the reins is not far off.R. Padmanabhan, Director, Socio-Economic Advancement Foundation, a think tank based out of Madurai while speaking with IANS stated,” Sasikala on her own may not be charming however she was an assistant of Jayalalithaa and knew in and out of AIADMK politics, its power centres, strengths, and weaknesses and it is not difficult for her to take over the party mantle. If OPS and EPS do not settle their disagreement, then it is only a matter

of time for Sasikala and her household to take charge of the celebration.”Read all the current News, Breaking News and Coronavirus News here. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Telegram.Published at Fri, 15 Oct 2021 01:05:57 -0500