Return of Sasikala: Behind the making and unmaking of an almost CM

As promised, Sasikala is back to “redeem” the AIADMK | Immayabharathi K

Shadow of Jayalalithaa. That is how Vivekanandan Krishnaveni Sasikala is often described. The rise and fall of Sasikala, a confidante of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, is an interesting and significant chapter in Tamil politics.

As she is set to be released from the Parappana Agrahara prison in Bengaluru on January 27 following her conviction in a corruption case four years ago, all eyes are on Sasikala once again.

But why does her return mean so much to Tamil politics?

A best friend, an almost CM

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