The Opposition AIADMK, which was beaten by the recent local body elections, saw it win just 2 seats from the panchayats of the district, is now confronted with a significant issue with the deposed chief of staff V. K. Sasikala seeking to stage an extravagant return.
The former confidante of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa is all set to conduct a yatra crisscrossing Tamil Nadu and it would be a major step that she will be taking in the days to come to take control of the AIADMK.
Political analysts and AIADMK cadres have vouched that the disunity at the top of the party between O. Panneerselvam and K. Palaniswami is affecting the performance of the party and that some major changes have to be implemented for the AIADMK to stay in the reckoning.
Just before the 2021 Assembly elections, Sasikala had announced that she was quitting active politics.
However, Sasikala after being released from the Bangalore central prison on January 27, 2021, was planning to enter Tamil Nadu politics in a major manner, but stiff opposition from both Panneerselvam and Palaniswami led her to rethink the decision.