Tamil Nadu Election 2021: Advantage AIADMK As VK Sasikala's Move Stuns Tamil Nadu Ahead Of Polls
Ousted former AIADMK chief VK Sasikala's sudden announcement on Wednesday night - that she will "step aside from politics and public life" - is clearly 'Advantage AIADMK' and a setback to her nephew and Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) leader TTV Dhinakaran.
In a press release, Sasikala - often referred to as the closest aide of the late former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa - did not refer to herself as AIADMK General Secretary, contrary to TTV Dhinkaran's claims. He has, in fact, said they (Sasikala and he) intend to contest her ousting legally.
Sasikala has now clearly taken the moral high ground - not just by saying she will "stay away from politics" but by also "praying" for the AIADMK to retain power in the April 6 election.
For someone who was maligned as power-hungry, she has, through her statement, conveyed that she puts Amma's dream of continued AIADMK rule above everything else, including her political ambitions and her family, in this case, nephew Dhinakaran.