Chennai, Feb 13: At a time when a bitter war of succession is underway in Tamil Nadu to inherit the legacy of former chief minister Jayalalithaa, her 'longtime associate' Sasikala Natarajan has revealed Amma's last words.
"Amma told me, no one can destroy the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam," the 61-year-old general secretary of the AIADMK told her party leaders on Sunday.
Jayalithaa died in a hospital in Chennai last December. Very little information is available about Jayalithaa's 'actual' health status. Several groups claim various reasons behind Amma's death.
The former CM of TN was admitted in Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, last September, and very little information was shared by the hospital authorities and the AIADMK about her health status when she was undergoing treatment. Apart from the doctors attending Jayalalithaa, Sasikala had the access to meet the former CM.
Both caretaker chief minister O Panneerselvam and Sasikala are claiming their stake to the CM's post in TN. However, till now majority of the MLAs of the ruling party are maintaining that they support Sasikala to be the next CM after Panneerselvam resigned recently.
According to media reports, currently 129 MLAs are backing Sasikala and six Panneerselvam. However, 10 Parliamentarians are supporting Panneerselvam camp. The caretaker CM claims that more MLAs will join his camp in the coming days.
The pending corruption case against the AIADMK leader is the main reason behind governor Vidyasagar Rao delaying his decision to call Sasikala to form the next government in the state.