Days after expelled All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) General Secretary Sasikala reignited speculation about returning to AIADMK, a Tamil Nadu BJP MLA on Wednesday, June 1 claimed that the party is ready to welcome her into BJP.

MLA Nainar Nagendran has claimed that if AIADMK is not ready to induct Sasikala, BJP will happily do so.

“If they include Chinnamma, AIADMK will become much stronger. If Chinnamma wishes to join BJP, we will welcome her,” he said.

This comes amid reports of disgruntlement among the AIADMK about the BJP ‘overshadowing’ the Dravidan party in the state. Tamil Nadu has always been ruled by two Dravidian parties – AIADMK and MK Stalin’s Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK).

Earlier, Sasikala had claimed that only some AIADMK leaders, who are seeking party polls, were against her entry into the AIADMK fold.

Sasikala had said, “Not everyone speaks against me. Only a few. They might be making such remarks perhaps in the expectation of a party post. The party was started by our leader and only the cadres can decide the leadership.”

However, AIADMK Joint-Coordinator and former Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has reiterated that there was no scope for Sasikala in the party.


India today