Chennai: V.K Sasikala, the sacked chief of the ruling AIADMK who was released from jail recently, in a letter on Wednesday said that she is quitting politics.
This comes days after her nephew T.T.V Dhinakaran had told reporters in Tenkasi that Sasikala will certainly contest upcoming Tamil Nadu assembly elections.
“Our target is to defeat common enemy DMK. I have never gone after power or prestige. I thank all followers and supporters of ‘Amma’ (Jayalalithaa),” she wrote, urging AIADMK to stay united and fight the DMK.
Reacting to her decision, Dhinakaran said that he tried to convince her to reverse her decision and will keep trying to do so.
"I'm saddened by her decision. I tried my best to persuade her out of the decision. I will keep trying. It's not a setback for me. AMMK will continue contesting this election under my leadership," he said.