Sasikala’s first big move 

In the first major step to take back control of the AIADMK, former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s aide VK Sasikala has approached a city court challenging her removal as general secretary of the party in 2017. The city civil court has agreed to hear her plea on March 15.

The petition sought intervention of the court reinstating Sasikala as the AIADMK party general secretary. The affidavit also included details of three nationalised bank accounts

handling AIADMK party funds.
After completing her four-year imprisonment and being treated for Covid-19, Sasikala returned to Tamilnadu and announced that she would be active in state politics.
She positioned herself as Jayalalithaa’s heir in the AIADMK urging the party to work together against a common rival – DMKSasikala received thousands of supporters along her road route which came from a breakaway faction Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) formed by her nephew TTV Dhinakaran in 2018.
Sasikala held the reins of the party briefly between Jayalalithaa’s death in December 2016 and her imprisonment in the disproportionate assets case in February 2017.