Sasikala along with her husband, Natarajan and other relatives were booted out from the party after it was found that they were exercising their iron hand over party affairs and becoming a parallel head of the party, beside Jayalalithaa.
Sources have revealed that Natarajan will speak all on the controversial topic during his annual three-day Pongal celebrations he holds in Thanjavur. The occasion will also see the first public appearance of some of the expelled family members of Sasikala. 15 members of the family were stripped off their primary membership from the party.
Standing by her strong stand, Jayalalithaa had stated that she will not revoke her decision. She had earlier instructed her party members to not communicate and interact with any of the expelled members.
Also rumoured is that Sasikalaa's brother V Divakaran will attend the Pongal festivities and that Natarajan will explain his stand on the last day of the celebration, ie...Jan 17. Sources have claimed that this revealtion will cause some political ripples in Tamil Nadu. The move will also boost the the members of the Thevar community, from which Sasikala hails.
A close friend of Natarajan has been quoted as saying, "We expect Natarajan to speak about the sacrifices her wife made for Jayalalithaa and for the party. He himself has criticised some of the expelled family members' role in the past.
Also in the pipeline, as per sources, is a fuction titled 'Tamilar Kalai Ilakkiya Thiruvizha' that will be organized by Natarajan in a marriage hall that is also owned by him. The move is understood to be an exercise to show his strength among the Thevar community. The second day of the event will see a conference being held titled, "Mullaperiyar: History, Problems and the Solution". Jan 17 will also see the release opf three books written by Natarajan himself. The function is likely to be attended by pro-LTTE leaders Pazha Nedumaran and Kasi Anandan.