Tag: V.K. Sasikala

Staying away from politics, says Sasikala ahead of TN polls
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Staying away from politics, says Sasikala ahead of TN polls

March 4, 2021

Chennai: V.K. Sasikala, the ousted former chief of Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK, who was released from a Bengaluru jail in January and was widely expected to challenge for control of the party, and the Chief Minister’s post, in next month’s election,  will “stay away from politics and public life.” In a letter released on Wednesday…

Two vehicles carrying firecrackers to welcome Sasikala gutted
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Two vehicles carrying firecrackers to welcome Sasikala gutted

February 8, 2021

Bengaluru: In an unfortunate incident, two vehicles carrying firecrackers, which were to be burst when All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader V.K. Sasikala reaches Chennai, caught fire in Tamil Nadu  (TN) this morning. The crackers exploded unexpectedly on the road near the Krishnagiri Tollgate area. However, no one was injured in the incident….

Sasikala granted five-day parole
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Sasikala granted five-day parole

October 6, 2017

Bengaluru: Expelled AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala was today granted a five-day parole by Karnataka jail authorities. Sasikala had sought parole to attend to her ailing husband M. Natarajan. Interestingly, the parole comes just two days after authorities rejected her plea on “technical grounds.” She will walk out of Parappana Agrahara Prison in Bengaluru today, nearly…

Prison Tales
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Prison Tales

July 15, 2017

Arrested AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala Natarajan has been accused of paying Rs.2 crore bribe to Karnataka Director General of Prisons and Bengaluru’s Central Jail officials for “special privileges.” This reminds me of the book I read recently. A good book, a scary book and a heart-breaking book of prison tales.  The book titled “Behind…

AIADMK factions bury hatchet; Sasikala, Dinakaran ousted
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AIADMK factions bury hatchet; Sasikala, Dinakaran ousted

April 19, 2017

Chennai: The political turmoil in Tamil Nadu following the death of J. Jayalalithaa in December 2016 took a decisive turn yesterday with the ruling AIADMK faction deciding to ‘delink’ its jailed General Secretary V.K. Sasikala and her nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran from all party affairs, paving the way for a merger with the rebel group headed…

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