Sasikala's husband is still critical

  • Sasikala's husband is still critical

Sasikala's husband is still critical

Chennai: V.K. Sasikala, the sacked general secretary of AIADMK who is out on parole, on Sunday met her ailing husband M. Natarajan for the second consecutive day at the hospital where he has just undergone a kidney and liver transplant. However, jail officials had rejected her plea saying the application was incomplete, and that certificate signed by a gazetted officer, proving the illness of her husband, was not enclosed.

However, none of the leaders went inside the residence to meet Sasikala since the Parapana Agrahara prison authorities have imposed stringent conditions while granting parole. Following this, Sasikala applied for emergency parole on Wednesday with the required documents.

The Tamil Nadu police have installed surveillance cameras at strategic locations, including roads leading to the memorial of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, to make sure that any violation of parole conditions is recorded.

Sasikala's parole, which is scheduled for five days from 7th to 11th October, although, came with its own set of restrictions. The conditions were clear that She can not entertain any visitors, neither at her residence (she will be living with sister-in-law Ilavarasi's daughter's home in T Nagar), nor at the hospital also she can not involve herself in any public gathering, political or party-related activities; she is also not allow meet the media; she is only allowed to visit the hospital where her husband M Natarajan is admitted.

The Supreme Court had earlier this year sentenced the AIADMK leader to four years of jail in a corruption case. The Palaniswamy government, citing law and order problem, has even ensured that Sasikala is kept out from the Poes Garden residence where she was a permanent resident for over 30 years. On the rousing reception given to Sasikala by her supporters on Friday night and Saturday, Sampath said this shows that how eager party workers were to meet her after a gap of eight months.