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V. K. Sasikala

Indian politician


V. K. Sasikala
V. K. Sasikala

Vivekanandan Krishnaveni Sasikala, also known by her married name Sasikala Natarajan, is an Indian businesswoman and politician who served as the national president of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) from Tamil Nadu. She was a close aide of J. Jayalalithaa, the late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, who headed the AIADMK from 1989 until her death in 2016. After Jayalalithaa's death, the party's general council elected her as the secretary general of AIADMK, but she was removed from the post and expelled from the party in September 2017. She is the aunt of T.T.V. Dhinakaran, together with whom she formed the Amma Makkal Munnettra Kazagam (AMMK) in 2018 after her expulsion. She was appointed as the president and Dhinakaran the general secretary.

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