A week ahead of being released from the Parappana Agrahara prison in Bengaluru, AMMK leader VK Sasikala on Wednesday developed breathing difficulty and was shifted to a government hospital for treatment.
AMMK sources said that doctors have taken her swab samples to confirm if she had COVID-19 as her oxygen levels were reportedly low at the time of admission. She is expected to stay in the hospital for a couple of days.
Senior advocate Raja Senthur Pandian, counsel for Sasikala said that the AMMK leader is stable. “Sasikala is fine and I was informed by the prison SP that she had developed breathing difficulty and her oxygen levels had also dipped. We are waiting for the next medical update.”
The development comes a day after Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami categorically ruled out her return to the AIADMK fold following his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.