Chennai, March 3: Weeks ahead of the Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2021, sacked AIADMK chief VK Sasikala has quit politics and public life. Sasikala on Wednesday issues a statement in this regard. She took the decision to quit politics just weeks after she was released from jail in January this year.

In a statement, Sasikala also asked AIADMK cadre to stand united and ensure DMK is defeated in forthcoming Assembly elections. She added that she was never after power and never wanted to join politics, even when Jayalalitha was alive. She wanted that Jayalalithaa's legacy should go on. VK Sasikala Heads to Tamil Nadu After Completing COVID-19 Quarantine in Bengaluru.

VK Sasikala's Statement: 

Sasikala was released from Bengaluru's central prison -- Parappana Agrahara Central Jail – on January 27. After undergoing treatment at a hospital in Bengaluru for COVID-19, she returned to Tamil Nadu in February this year. Last week also she had asked AIADMK to come together to win the Assembly elections. VK Sasikala, Expelled AIADMK Chief, Quits Politics And Public Life Weeks Ahead of Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2021.

Soon after Jayalaithaa's death, Sasikala, who is also known as Chinnamma, took over the reins of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in December 2016 but was later expelled from the party by the Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami-led camp.

Notably, Tamil Nadu is going for assembly polls on April 6. The Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2021 will be conducted in a single phase and results will be declared on May 2. The Main competition will be between AIADMK and DMK.

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