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V. K. Sasikala

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Vivekanandan Krishnaveni Sasikala (born 18 August 1954), is an Indian businesswoman and politician. She served as the general secretary of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, a Dravidian party [a] She was a close friend of J. Jayalalithaa, the late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, who headed the AIADMK from 1989 until her death in 2016 and wife of M. Natarajan, the late writer and politician.After Jayalalithaa's death, the party's general council elected her as the secretary general of AIADMK. She was removed from the post on 20 August 2017.

Sasikala was backbone for J Jayalalithaa. On 14 February 2017, a two-bench Supreme Court jury pronounced her guilty and ordered her immediate arrest in a disproportionate-assets case, effectively ending her chief ministerial ambitions. She was released in January 2021, and announced that till Tamilnadu General Election 2021 she will be calm for the good for the AIADMK party, but she joined the BJP in 2022.[2]

  1. But Election Commision of India did not approve her as interim general secretary[1]


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  1. "சசிகலாவை பொதுச்செயலாளராக அங்கீகரிக்கவில்லை - தேர்தல் ஆணையம் அதிரடி அறிவிப்பு". Asianet News Tamil. 10 August 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2022.
  2. "Tamil Nadu BJP ready to welcome ousted AIADMK leader Sasikala". Promad madhav. India Today. 1 June 2022. Retrieved 1 June 2022.