Chennai: Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaas closest confidante VK Sasikala on Wednesday disowned all her close relations including Natarajan her husband, whom she accused of cheating the former.
In a statement, which was telecast in Jaya TV, Sasikala claimed that she was unaware of the misdeeds of her relations.
Natarajan and two of her relations, Ravanan and Divakaran, have been arrested by Tamil Nadu police on charges ranging from fraud, attempt to murder, land grabbing and cheating and are in custody.
In a surprise move in December 2011, CM Jayalalithaa had expelled Sasikala and 14 of her close relations from the primary membership of the AIADMK. Sasikala was also ousted from Veda Nilayam, house of CM J Jayalalithaa in Poes Garden.
Following Sasikala’s ouster, a number of bureaucrats and police officers were shunted out.
“It is an unpardonable betrayal by those who claimed to be my relatives and friends to have indulged in activities against Jayalalithaa. I do not have anything to do with those who betrayed my sister. I do not want them”, said Sasikala in the statement.
Sasikala claims she came to know about the conspiracy against Jayalalithaa only after she came out of Poes Garden, where she had stayed for 24 years.
“This has pained me and shocked me”, Sasikala said, adding that all those things happened without her knowledge and this was the ‘truth’. She also said she has no ambition to hold a party post, government position or enter politics and she wish to reduce the burden of CM and wish to serve her for ever.