Jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala was on Friday granted a 5-day parole by the Bengaluru central jail authorities to meet her ailing husband M Natarajan in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Sasikala, whose husband had undergone a surgery for transplant of liver and kidney on Wednesday had sought a 15-day parole.
As per reports, the process of Saikala’s parole began at 11 am after the Bengaluru central jail received an e-mail from Chennai Commissionerate confirming the serious condition of her husband. She was received by her nephew and AIADMK rebel leader TTV Dinakaran.
Her critics are alleging that Sasikala is desperate to get out to strengthen her nephews faction in the party against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami and Deputy CM O Panneerselvam.
Dinakaran enjoys the support of 20 MLAs and Sasikala’s return may result in more MLAs shifting sides. Meanwhile, both Palaniswami and Panneerselvam are anxious to keep their flock together and oust Sasikala from the post of AIADMK General Secretary
Sasikala is currently in the Bengaluru Central Jail serving four years in a disproportionate assets case.