DHINAKARAN DISAPPROVES OF SASIKALA’S POLITICAL SELF-EXILE

DHINAKARAN DISAPPROVES OF SASIKALA’S POLITICAL SELF-EXILE

J Jayalalithaa’s close aide VK Sasikala’s surprise and sudden decision to step aside from politics to help the ruling AIADMK and avoid splitting of votes comes as a jolt to her nephew TTV Dhinakaran, who was ousted from AIADMK along with her in 2017. After defeating the AIADMK and DMK candidates in R K Nagar, Jayalalithaa’s constituency in the by-poll in December 2017,he launched his own party — Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) in March 2018. The party garnered a vote share of more than 4 percent in the Lok Sabha polls in 2019. Dhinakaran told the media that he was not in agreement with Sasikala on the decision, saying: “I tried to speak to her, convince her. I told her that is unnecessary now and requested her to remain in politics.”


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  1. Rahil Nora Chopra Rahil Nora Chopra says:

    Senior Journalist & Political Columnist