AIADMK cadres thrashed expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa’s husband Lingeswaran Thilagar and their legal representatives on Wednesday when they visited the party headquarters in Chennai.
Some reports suggest that Lingeswaran and his legal representatives had arrived at the Royapettah AIADMK office to file nomination for the post of General Secretary.
Thanthi TV reports that they were accosted by AIADMK cadres before they presented the letter. Around 100 AIADMK cadres were present at the office when the incident took place. Chennai police had to intervene to help rescue Lingeswaran and others from the angry mob.
Pictures showed a blooded lawyer being taken by the police. He was later admitted to a hospital.
AIADMK spokesperson CR Saraswathi told reporters that Sasikala Pushpa’s side had provoked cadres with all her statements against Jayalalithaa in the past.
The incident comes a day before AIADMK’s general council and executive committee meeting in Chennai. Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s close aide Sasikala Natarajan is expected to be made general secretary of the party.
Sasikala Pushpa, who was expelled from the AIADMK in August following an altercation with DMK MP Trichy Siva at the New Delhi airport, approached the Madras High Court against Sasikala Natarajan being elected as the AIADMK general secretary. Pushpa contends that Sasikala is not eligible for the post, with Jayalalithaa never giving her an MLA or a councillor seat. Moreover, Pushpa also argues that Sasikala was expelled from the party in 2011 by Jayalalithaa for having conspired against her.
The Rajya Sabha MP had claimed in Parliament in August that her life was under threat.
Source: The News Minute