Vivekanandan Krishnaveni Sasikala is an Indian politician and business magnate from Tamil Nadu and Indian business person, who was the general secretary of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK). Sasikala was born on 18 August 1954 in Thiruthuraipoondi, Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu. She was married to M. Natarajan who was a public relations officer in the Government of Tamil Nadu. She was a close aide of J. Jayalalithaa, the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, who headed AIADMK from 1989 until her death in 2016. After Jayalalithaa's death, Sasikala was unanimously elected as the AIADMK Legislature Party Leader by a meeting of all the MLAs in the party on 5 February 2017. She was arrested along with Jayalalithaa on 7 December 1996 and was remanded to judicial custody for 30 days in connection with the Colour TV scam. During Jayalalithaa's three tenures as Chief Minister, Sasikala was alleged to have laundered huge amounts of wealth amassed by Jayalalitha.read more
Post the expelled general secretary's visit to Amma's memorial a day ahead of the party's golden jubilee, the AIADMK expressed displeasure.
Justice G K Ilanthiraiyan, who quashed the order, directed the Revenue department to conduct an enquiry afresh, after she had earlier moved the court over the matter.
V.K. Sasikala on Monday said neither former Chief Minister K. Palaniswami nor his wife had visited her at Bengaluru jail even once.
In a conversation with former MLA Kadhirkamu, Sasikala claims that she instructed the party not to disqualify former CM O Panneerselvam and other ten MLAs for rebelling against her and the party.
Earlier in May, in another viral audio clip of a phone conversation with party cadres, the close-aide of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa was heard confirming the plans of her return in politics. AIADMK was voted out in the Tamil Nadu elections held earlier this year.
The name of V K Sasikala, a confidante of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, has been 'removed' from the voters list and it is an 'injustice,' her legal counsel said in Chennai on Monday.
In a big development in Tamil Nadu politics ahead of the forthcoming assembly elections in the state, expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala — a close aide of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa — on Wednesday announced "she will stay away from politics," but would pray for the"golden rule" of the late party supremo.
Jayalalithaa birthday today: Sasikala's team members are preparing for a grand roadshow on Jayalalithaa's birthday. Notably, Sasikala returned to Tamil Nadu after four years on February 9 to a grand welcome by supporters.
Expelled AIADMK leader V K Sasikala displayed the party flag on Monday while returning to Tamil Nadu to a grand reception.
Expelled AIADMK leader V K Sasikala was discharged from a hospital here on Sunday after recovering from COVID-19, days after she was set free by the prison officials on completion of her jail term in a corruption case, authorities said.
VK Sasikala was in the Central Jail in Parappana Agrahara for four years since February 2017 in connection with the Rs 66 crore disproportionate assets case.
Expelled AIADMK leader V K Sasikala will be a free person on Wednesday after completing her four-year jail term in a corruption case. However, Sasikala, who has tested positive for COVID-19, will continue to be treated for the infection.
Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa's close aide VK Sasikala, who has been admitted to Bengaluru's Bowring Government Hospital after she complained about breathlessness, fever and back pain, has tested positive for coronavirus.
Just days before her release, from a prison here, V K Sasikala, close aide of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, was on Wednesday admitted to the Government Bowring Hospital after she complained of fever and breathlessness, jail sources said.
A fine of over Rs 10 crore imposed on late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's aide V K Sasikala in a disproportionate assets case was on Wednesday deposited in a Bengaluru court and her release is expected soon, her lawyer said.
Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's aide V K Sasikala, serving a four year-term in a corruption case here, may be released from jail next January provided she paid the fine amount of Rs 10 crore, Karnataka Prison department has said.
The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed Facebook and Google to remove alleged derogatory material related to BJP leader Sasikala Pushpa who claimed that her image was being tarnished by purported morphed photos and videos with a man on social media.
"Through the evidence, we get a clear indication of some food cooking activity in the group of five cells made available to Sasikala," noted the report of inquiry panel led by retired IAS Vinay Kumar.
Responding to reporters’ queries on Dhinakaran’s reported statement that Sasikala could be given a leadership role in AMMK, Jeyanandh said the RK Nagar MLA was “trying to change the identity” of Sasikala.
Natarajan, 74, died on Tuesday in Chennai after he was hospitalized on March 16 for chest infection and kept on ventilator support.