On her court case against her removal as then AIADMK’s interim general secretary, he hinted she may not persist with it.
Sasikala had earlier said she would be in active politics as she thought that will ensure unity, he told reporters soon after Sasikala made public her decision to stay away.
“She was telling there will be unity only if she stayed away and therefore she has taken this decision,” he added.
However, Dhinakaran, said her decision was “demoralising”.
Also, “she did not want to be an object of discussion about being reinducted in the AIADMK and therefore chose to stay away,” he said.
Ever since her return from Bengaluru, political circles have been abuzz over her possible reinduction in the ruling AIADMK, which under the joint leadership of O Panneerselvam and K Palaniswami, had expelled her in 2017 after the then rival leaders merged their respective factions.
Dhinakaran said Sasikala had picked “the present chief minister,” Palaniswami to the post in 2017 before leaving for Bengaluru to serve the prison term.
After Jayalalithaa’s death in December 2016, Sasikala “established Amma’s rule, kept insisting Amma’s supporters should remain united,” he said.
BJP state president L Murugan welcomed Sasikala’s decision and to converge on the idea of keeping DMK away from the ruling saddle.
“Her intention has been to ensure DMK, which is inimical to the growth of the country and the state, doesn’t come to power.”
“She has disappointed all those who tried to create confusion using her and come to power in Tamil Nadu,” he said.
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