For over three decades, Sasikala lived in the shadows of the late Jayalalithaa. As she now looks to step out and gain control over the AIADMK, her family, once loathed by Jayalalithaa and viewed with suspicion by others in the party, could prove the biggest hurdle. Chinnamma: Will Sasikala’s family be AIADMK’s biggest hurdle? Part-3.
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Sub : Chinnamma: Will Sasikala’s family be AIADMK’s biggest hurdle?
Ref : For over three decades, Sasikala lived in the shadows of the late Jayalalithaa. As she now looks to step out and gain control over the AIADMK, her family, once loathed by Jayalalithaa and viewed with suspicion by others in the party, could prove the biggest hurdle.
Media Report- The Inidan Express
Written by Nirupama Subramanian , Arun Janardhanan
Around this time, Sasikala began to bring her relatives and associates from Mannargudi to “assist” Jayalalithaa and to look after the sprawling Vedanilayam residence in Poes Garden, spread over 24,000 square feet.
"We used to say that Dhivakaran was the first security SP of Poes Garden.
Many a time, the men he brought from his village to guard Vedanilayam provoked Jayalalithaa’s followers as they were all arrogant and rude.
During the turmoil after MGR’s death, Dhivakaran would even take Jayalalithaa to Mannargudi to provide her a safe haven as there were threats to her life from the rival faction in the party,” says the police officer.
In Jayalalithaa’s first term as chief minister, between 1991 and 1996, Sasikala’s family, and Natarajan, never out of the loop despite his banishment, were blamed for the CM’s corrupt image.
During the hearing of the disproportionate assets case, still pending before the Supreme Court, the Bangalore special court noted that it was Sasikala’s family which had forced music director Gangai Amaran to sell his 22-acre farmhouse at Payyanur on the Old Mahabalipuram Road to Jayalalithaa for Rs 13.1 lakh, saying, “Amma likes your farmhouse.”
After the 1996 election debacle, Jayalalithaa distanced herself from Sasikala, but soon, Chinnamma was back at the “garden”, as party men call their leader’s home, with Jayalalithaa even welcoming her at the gate.
Once again, in 2011, accusing them of misusing her name, Jayalalithaa banished Sasikala and 17 members of her family from her home and party, but clearly, the relationship was more important to Jayalalithaa than people thought.
Sasikala returned after publicly disowning her family.
Eventually, her sister Ilavarasi and nephew Vivek followed her to Poes Garden.
Sasikala’s brother Dhivakaran and nephew Dr Venkitesh, were later allowed restricted access to Jayalalithaa’s residence.
Meanwhile, the family’s business interests grew. Over 30-odd companies are linked to Sasikala and her kin, including those dealing with architecture, housing, mining, export-import of granite, printing and publishing, transport services, liquor manufacturing, and even an entertainment firm called Jazz Cinemas, which runs a 11-screen multiplex theatre in Chennai.
1. HOW THE CORRUPTION SPREADS LIKE A BANYAN TREE,;
2. THIS PARTY ONCE MGR WAS THE FOUNDER DECAYING WITH SASIKALA AND HER MANNARGUDI FAMILY MAFIA, THUS ENDING THE IMAGE OF THE PARTY;
3. WONDER HOW JAYALALITHA FELL, BEFORE SASIKALA'S FRAUD, AND JOINED HAND WITH HER;
4. THE FUNNY THING HOW THIS CRIMINAL BECOMES CHINNAMMA TO AIADMK WORKERS; BY TOTALLY CLOUDING MGR'S HONESSTY;
5. BY INVITING SASIKALA THEY THEMSELVES INVITING PADMASURA, TO EXPECTED SKYFALL OF THE PARTY.
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To be continued....