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Sasikala In Jail: Putting An End To Tamil Political Dramatics – OpEd


Prisoner No 9435 Sasikala, who is now enjoying jail life in Bangaluru, and her funny supporters have taken the people of Tamil Nadu for granted and considered them as permanent fools. Even while in jail, she is still keeping the elected MLAs her personal hostages in Mahabalipuram. These irresponsible MLAs should also be punished by the court and people. Politicians cannot be allowed to hijack democracy and fool the nation.
Convicted by the Apex Court, Sasikala seeks VVIP treatment in the jail such as AC and an exclusive large room. Jail authorities have rejected her requests saying that criminals cannot ask for special privileges. Apparently, Sasikala who appeared in the political field following the suspicious death of Jayalalithaa is eager to take revenge on both Jayalalithaa and CM Panneer Selvam ,whom the former picked to be the acting CM instead of Sasikala.

First she fooled the AIADMK cadres, especially Panneerselvam that she is the new avatar of Jayalalithaa to continue the her work, and later she become the  interim general secretary with his help and later, she made him resign as CM and later she removed him from the post of Treasurer and basis membership. She had a plan to fool the people of Tamil Nadu whom she also considers as fools. Not only has Sasikala undone what Jayalalithaa had done, but also brought back to the party her relatives whom Jayalalithaa had expected for acts of fraudulence under her shadow.

Sasikala knew she wouldn’t be spared by the Supreme Court and hence she used the people to become party supremo — even temporarily — and sought the help of governor Rao to become CM quickly enough so that when the judgment would be pronounced by the court she would enjoy all the privileges that Jayalalithaa as CM enjoyed. Both the Governor and Court have kept her at bay and saved Tamil Nadu.

The Governor could ensure eviction of MLAs from the Hotel Palace in Mahabalipuram and stop them at their homes or constituencies. MLAs are supposed to serve the people/voters and not to enjoy a free life in 5 star hotels. Allow the MLAs a week to stay at home with families and ponder over the plight of Tamil people because of the dramatics and decide to help form a stable government. The Governor could call them after a week or so and ascertain their choice for government formation.

If the Governor is convinced that the MLAs whom the Sasikala group had kidnapped and kept them in the hotel to enjoy all pleasures of life while their voters suffer without ordinary meals, then, he could order new elections.

These AIADMK MLAs won thanks to Jayalalithaa, and Sasikala had no role in that and they must seek a fresh mandate from the people. Sasikala is now shamed, and leaders and Tamils should not vote for related candidates.

Already the people don’t want BJP members in the assembly and they could reject the Sasikala supporters as well.

The people of Tamil Nadu, as well as AIADMK MLAs and MPs, should shed Sasikala and return to the MGR legacy and now support Panneerselvam so that the party can rule the state and return to power when elections are held.

Both the ruling AIADMK and Tamil people have a golden opportunity now to prove to the world that they are not the idiots that Sasikala, now prisoner No 9435 in Bangaluru, thinks they are. Both the Governor and the Supreme Court successfully foiled Sasikala’s attempt to challenge and kill democracy and mutilate popular will.

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Dr. Abdul Ruff

Dr. Abdul Ruff is a columnist contributing articles to many newspapers and journals on world politics. He is an expert on Mideast affairs, as well as a chronicler of foreign occupations and freedom movements (Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc.). Dr. Ruff is a specialist on state terrorism, the Chancellor-Founder of Center for International Affairs (CIA), commentator on world affairs and sport fixings, and a former university teacher. He is the author of various eBooks/books and editor for INTERNATIONAL OPINION and editor for FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES; Palestine Times.

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