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

Sasikala was loyal to Jayalalithaa throughout her life and is now loyal to the party AIADMK. But some feel it is the same loyalty that has left her alone | 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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