Articles about Sasikala Natarajan

Jayalalithaa's aide Sasikala released from prison after four years

VK Sasikala, the expelled AIADMK leader and close aide of Tamil Nadu's former Chief Minister late J Jayalalithaa, was on Wednesday released from a Bengaluru prison after spending four years behind bars.

02 Apr 2019

Ram Gopal Verma
After 'Lakshmi's NTR', Ram Gopal Varma announces biopic on Sasikala

It's just been three days since director Ram Gopal Varma's recent directorial Lakshmi's NTR hit the screens.

15 Nov 2018

AIADMK launches TV channel 'News J' to take on rivals

The ruling AIADMK launched 'News J', a Tamil TV channel, to take on propaganda against it by its rivals.

14 Jun 2018

Tamil Nadu
Relief for AIADMK-government: Madras HC delivers split-verdict on MLAs' disqualification

The Madras HC failed to deliver a unanimous verdict on the disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs last year.

10 Jun 2018

Tamil Nadu
Sasikala's estranged brother Dhivakaran launches 'Anna Dravidar Kazhagam' political party

The estranged brother of deposed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala, V Dhivakaran, today launched his political party "Anna Dravidar Kazhagam", named after Dravidian veteran CN Annadurai in Tamil Nadu's Mannargudi.

31 Mar 2018

Sasikala expected to return to Bengaluru prison by today evening

AIADMK leader Sasikala is expected to return to Bengaluru prison by today evening, three days before her 15-day parole ends.

22 Mar 2018

Tamil Nadu
Jayalalithaa had refused to go to hospital: Sasikala

In a 55-page affidavit submitted before Justice A. Arumughaswamy Commission, jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala recounted the events leading to former TN CM Jayalalithaa's death.

20 Mar 2018

Sasikala's husband Natarajan, who 'made Jayalalithaa CM,' dead

VK Sasikala's husband M Natarajan died in Chennai early this morning after multiple organ failure. He was 74.

03 Mar 2018

Sasikala prison bribery charges: Karnataka government orders ACB probe

Karnataka government ordered an Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) inquiry into the alleged special privileges granted to AIADMK's Sasikala.

Gutkha scam: Secret letter to Jayalalithaa recovered from Sasikala's room

In a startling revelation, Income Tax Department told the Madras HC that a secret letter, regarding the multi-crore gutkha scam, sent to late Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa on 2 Sep'16 was found in Sasikala's room in Veda Nilayam at Poes Garden.

05 Jan 2018

Tamil Nadu
All about Amma TV, Namathu Amma: AIADMK's new mouthpieces

Without any mouthpiece of its own, Tamil Nadu's ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) will soon launch a Tamil newspaper, Namathu Amma, and a television channel that is likely to be called Amma TV.

25 Dec 2017

Tamil Nadu
AIADMK sacks six office-bearers for supporting Dhinakaran

After they were left red-faced by the RK bypoll results, AIADMK sacked six office-bearers for allegedly supporting rebel leader TTV Dhinakaran.

20 Dec 2017

Tamil Nadu
First ever Jayalalithaa-in-hospital footage could impact crucial RK Nagar bypolls

A year after her death, a disqualified AIADMK MLA supporting Sasikala's faction has released the first-ever footage of Jayalalithaa in hospital, purportedly at the Apollo in Chennai.

05 Dec 2017

Tamil Nadu
Remembering Jayalalithaa on her 1st death anniversary

A year back, former TN CM Jayalalithaa died on this fateful day leaving behind a divided party and several dejected followers.

23 Nov 2017

Tamil Nadu
EC: Two leaves symbol goes to EPS-OPS led AIADMK

In a setback to AIADMK's Sasikala-Dhinakaran faction, EC has granted the party's two-leaves symbol to the faction led by CM E Palaniswami (EPS) and deputy CM O Panneerselvam (OPS).

18 Nov 2017

Tamil Nadu
I-T department raids late Jayalalithaa's house

The Income Tax department conducted a raid at late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's Chennai residence despite protests by AIADMK members.

16 Nov 2017

Tamil Nadu
Jaya TV I-T raids: 28-year-old Vivek Jayaraman under scrutiny

Sasikala's 28-year-old nephew, Vivek Jayaraman is the youngest "big fish" that the I-T department is after.

14 Nov 2017

I-T raids: Investments worth Rs. 1,500cr recovered from Sasikala-linked premises

I-T raids on premises connected to AIADMK leader Sasikala and her associates have finally come to an end after five days.

12 Nov 2017

I-T freezes 100 bank accounts linked to Sasikala's nephew

I-T sleuths have reportedly frozen at least a hundred bank accounts associated to Jaya TV MD Vivek Jayaraman, VK Sasikala's nephew.

09 Nov 2017

Tamil Nadu
I-T department raids Jaya TV run by Sasikala's family

The I-T department raided the offices of Jaya TV, which is controlled by jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala and her family members. The raids were related to money laundering and tax evasion allegations.

Sasikala granted five-day parole, to visit sick husband in Chennai

Sasikala, who has obtained a five-day parole to visit her sick 74-year-old husband in a Chennai hospital, will leave her Bengaluru prison today.

Sasikala applies for 15-day parole to visit ailing husband

On 2nd October, Jailed AIADMK leader Sasikala applied for a 15-day parole from Bengaluru's Parapana Agrahara prison to meet her critically ill husband, said her nephew and sidelined party leader TTV Dhinakaran.

06 Sep 2017

Tamil Nadu
AIADMK politics: TN CM Palaniswami gets support of 111 MLAs

TN's opposition has been asking the AIADMK government to prove its majority. TTV Dhinakaran, Sasikala's nephew and head of AIADMK's another faction, has been claiming that he has sleeper MLAs within the party who will back him.

28 Aug 2017

Tamil Nadu
AIADMK decides to expel Sasikala, Dhinakaran from the party

AIADMK has decided to expel general secretary VK Sasikala in accordance with O Panneerselvam's conditions for a merger. All appointments made by her will be scrapped.

21 Aug 2017

Tamil Nadu
AIADMK crisis: After months of feuding, OPS-EPS announce merger

After months of feud, the two AIADMK factions led by TN CM Edappadi K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam have announced a merger.

21 Aug 2017

Did Sasikala walk in and out of Bengaluru jail?

In a major development, CCTV footage has surfaced purportedly showing VK Sasikala and her relative Ilavarasi, both in civilian clothes, walking into the Bengaluru jail she is lodged in, in the presence of guards.

18 Jul 2017

After J&K, Karnataka demands for a flag of its own

Ahead of 2018 Assembly polls, Congress-led Karnataka government formed a nine member committee to design a 'state' flag.

17 Jul 2017

DIG Roopa who exposed 'VIP treatment to Sasikala', transferred

DIG (Prisons) D. Roopa, who outed the ongoing corruption in the Bengaluru Central jail, has been transferred to traffic and road safety department by the Karnataka government.

14 Jul 2017

Sasikala gets VIP treatment in jail: Siddaramaiah orders high-level inquiry

After reports of AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala getting VIP treatment in Parappana Agrahara jail surfaced, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah ordered a high-level inquiry on Thursday.

13 Jul 2017

Sasikala paid Rs. 2 crore for VIP treatment in jail

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah ordered high level probe into allegations of AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala, who is currently in Parappana Agrahara central jail, paying a bribe of Rs. 2 crore to prison's department officials.

05 Jun 2017

Delhi Police
AIADMK's Dhinakaran out on bail; to resume party work

AIADMK Deputy General Secretary TTV Dhinakaran, who is out of prison on bail, returned to Chennai sending the message he is still the party's boss and would resume the work.

Sasikala moves SC, files petition in graft case

Imprisoned AIADMK leader VK Sasikala on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court; she filed a review petition against her conviction in the graft case.

24 Apr 2017

Delhi Police
TN FM offers resignation as AIADMK merger talks begin

As both factions of the AIADMK began talks for a merger, Tamil Nadu Finance Minister D Jayakumar offered his resignation saying former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam could take over his portfolio.

20 Apr 2017

Delhi Police
Panneerselvam faction puts preconditions for AIADMK merger

The AIADMK faction headed by former Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam wants the other faction to withdraw affidavits filed with the EC designating V K Sasikala and TTV Dhinakaran as the general secretary and deputy general secretary.

19 Apr 2017

Delhi Police
AIADMK Amma ousts Sasikala and kin from party

Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK Amma party has expelled Sasikala and her kin "considering the views of the cadres and the public."

17 Apr 2017

Delhi Police
Sasikala camp divided: Will leaders cross over to Panneerselvam camp?

In a dramatic turn of events in the ongoing political showdown in Tamil Nadu, official sources from AIADMK suggested, "few ministers and senior leaders from the Sasikala camp are likely to join the Panneerselvam faction in the coming days".

06 Apr 2017

Lok Sabha
Sasikala breaks rules, hosts 28 visitors in a month

According to documents accessed by TOI, AIADMK leader Sasikala, currently in jail at Parappana Agahara, has hosted 28 visitors in 31 days.

EC lambasts Sasikala faction for using 'two leaves'

The Sasikala faction of the AIADMK was lambasted by the Election Commission of India for continuing to use the "two leaves" symbol, despite it being frozen for the RK Nagar elections.

23 Mar 2017

Hate mails for VK Sasikala in jail

Convicted AIADMK leader Sasikala has reportedly received numerous letters from the people in TN accusing her for the death of Jayalalithaa.

Sasikalaa, OPS factions face off for RK Nagar

The Panneerselvam and Sasikalaa camps are set to face for the RK Nagar polls.