With her return to jail imminent, AIADMK interim general secretary V.K. Sasikala on Tuesday revoked the suspension of her nephews T.T.V. Dinakaran and S. Venkatesh from the party, reappointed them members and even appointed Mr. Dinakaran as the deputy general secretary of the party.
In a statement here, she said they had met her and tendered apology for their past actions. “They have also submitted their apology in writing,” said Ms Sasikala. Mr Dinakaran, a former MP and Dr. Venkatesh, former secretary of Ilaignar Pasarai (youth wing) were among the 12 persons of Sasikala’s family who were removed from the party in December 2011 on charges of interfering with government administration.
Sasikala’s husband M. Natarajan was also expelled. But there is no information on whether other members of the family have also been rehabilitated,currently. In the case of Sasikala, she was readmitted to the party in March 2012, after she gave an undertaking that she would snap ties with those, particularly family members, who had betrayed the interests of Jayalalithaa.
“As far as I am concerned I am not interested in politics; I do not aspire to holding big positions in the party. I am also not interested in becoming an MLA or MP. I do not want to become a minister and be part of a government. In fact I am not interested in involving myself in public life. I want to be a true younger sister of Akka (Jayalalithaa). I already dedicated my life to Akka. Hereafter I do not need a life for myself I want to serve Akka,” she had said then in her apology.