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Sasikala Predicts Significant Political Changes Ahead for Tamil Nadu

Sasikala Predicts Significant Political Changes Ahead for Tamil Nadu

VK Sasikala, confidante of the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, declared on Sunday that despite recent electoral setbacks, the AIADMK is far from finished, as her 're-entry' has begun. She vowed to restore 'Amma's rule' by winning the 2026 Assembly elections and asserted her intention to challenge the government if Edappadi K Palaniswami, the current leader of the opposition, fails to do so effectively.

Addressing her supporters, Sasikala emphasized that the time was ripe for her return to the political arena. She assured them that there was no need for concern, hinting at her ongoing efforts to unify the party, which included touring several regions of Tamil Nadu.

Sasikala expressed confidence in the support of the Tamil Nadu populace, stating, "I am very strong... it cannot be thought that the AIADMK is finished because my re-entry has commenced," receiving applause from the audience. She announced plans for a statewide tour, during which she would pose questions to the ruling DMK government.

She criticized the rise of 'caste-based politics' within the AIADMK, implicitly targeting Palaniswami. Sasikala highlighted that she had appointed Palaniswami as Chief Minister in 2017, not based on caste but to represent the western region's longstanding support for the party.

Reflecting on the AIADMK's recent electoral performance, Sasikala noted the party's relegation to third and fourth positions and the loss of deposits in several seats. She criticized the boycott of the Vikravandi bypoll by the AIADMK and DMDK.

Targeting the DMK government on issues such as bus procurement, Sasikala declared, "if the leader of the opposition does not pose questions, I am the opposition party, I am asking those questions." She expressed confidence in her ability to unify the AIADMK and regain power in the state.

Sasikala's remarks come amid internal strife, with former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and his supporters expelled by Palaniswami, who now leads the AIADMK. Sasikala and her relatives, including TTV Dhinakaran, were ousted from the party years ago when Panneerselvam and Palaniswami were allies.

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Sasikala Predicts Significant Political Changes Ahead for Tamil Nadu

Sasikala Predicts Significant Political Changes Ahead for Tamil Nadu

VK Sasikala, confidante of the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, declared on Sunday that despite recent electoral setbacks, the AIADMK is far from finished, as her 're-entry' has begun. She vowed to restore 'Amma's rule' by winning the 2026 Assembly elections and asserted her intention to challenge the government if Edappadi K Palaniswami, the current leader of the opposition, fails to do so effectively.

Addressing her supporters, Sasikala emphasized that the time was ripe for her return to the political arena. She assured them that there was no need for concern, hinting at her ongoing efforts to unify the party, which included touring several regions of Tamil Nadu.

Sasikala expressed confidence in the support of the Tamil Nadu populace, stating, "I am very strong... it cannot be thought that the AIADMK is finished because my re-entry has commenced," receiving applause from the audience. She announced plans for a statewide tour, during which she would pose questions to the ruling DMK government.

She criticized the rise of 'caste-based politics' within the AIADMK, implicitly targeting Palaniswami. Sasikala highlighted that she had appointed Palaniswami as Chief Minister in 2017, not based on caste but to represent the western region's longstanding support for the party.

Reflecting on the AIADMK's recent electoral performance, Sasikala noted the party's relegation to third and fourth positions and the loss of deposits in several seats. She criticized the boycott of the Vikravandi bypoll by the AIADMK and DMDK.

Targeting the DMK government on issues such as bus procurement, Sasikala declared, "if the leader of the opposition does not pose questions, I am the opposition party, I am asking those questions." She expressed confidence in her ability to unify the AIADMK and regain power in the state.

Sasikala's remarks come amid internal strife, with former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and his supporters expelled by Palaniswami, who now leads the AIADMK. Sasikala and her relatives, including TTV Dhinakaran, were ousted from the party years ago when Panneerselvam and Palaniswami were allies.

 

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