Did Sasikala slap Jayalalitha’s grave before heading to jail?
A video has surfaced on the internet which has everyone confused as it shows Sasikala Natarajan slapping on Jayalalitha’s grave while paying floral tribute at the same time.
The AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala Natarajan on Wednesday left Chennai for Bengaluru, where she will be jailed. But, before doing so she took what seemed like a vow in front of late friend and former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s burial site on Marina Beach.
The Supreme Court rejected her request to give her more time to surrender in a Bengaluru court today. Hence, Sasikala Natarajan, whose conviction in the disproportionate assets case was restored on Tuesday, left from Jayalalithaa’s Poes Garden residence around 11.45 AM.
According to media reports, Sasikala Natarajan was accompanied by her sister-in-law J Elavarasi. The latter is also a convict in the DA case. Some AIADMK leaders and a few relatives were also seen in other vehicles.
Video of Sasikala Appearing to Have Slapped Jayalalitha Grave
After heading to Jayalalithaa’s memorial on Marina Beach, Sasikala paid floral tributes to her confidante for many years. Next, she went around the burial site once, said something and bent down. She then slapped powerfully on Jayalalitha tomb thrice, dusted her hands, and then prayed and prostrated thrice.
Sasikala Natarajan reportedly spent 10 minutes at Jayalalitha’s memorial and left the place after greeting AIADMK cadres. From there, her convoy headed to late chief minister MG Ramachandran’s residence in Ramapuram, which is located on the outskirts of the city. Again, here she sat in front of MGR’s portrait for some time and prayed. As Sasikala Natarajan got into her vehicle and left, her supporters shouted slogans in her praise.
Despite her conviction in the DA case, in which Jayalalithaa was the prime accused, Sasikala Natarajan said that no force can separate her from AIADMK. “No matter where I will be, I will always think about (my) party,” she had said asserting her intent to not let go of the party.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday had refused to let the acquittal order by a lower court stay, and overturned the verdict.