Tamil Nadu Political Crisis: Can't be scared due to being a woman, says Sasikala
Chennai : AIADMK General Secretary V.K.Sasikala on Sunday said that if some people think that she would get scared at being threatened due to a woman, they were mistaken. Addressing party legislators housed at a beach resort near here, Sasikala said: aceIf they think I can be threatened because of me being a woman then it would not happen."
In an extempore speech, she said: "I was with a lion (late Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa). I am the little new lion. They tried to net me. This lion will come out the net."
She told the legislators that those who are with the lion are also lions.
"I will not fear anybody. Nobody can shake this party and the government. I will not back track from a decision taken," she said.
"I will sacrifice my life to protect the party and government," Sasikala said.
"If you are all with me, we will do our duty to the party and the people. I will take the right decision," she added.
"I am telling from here to Delhi that nobody can do anything to the party.
"Amma (Jayalalithaa) and I have seen Chennai jail and also the Bengaluru jail. We have captured power after coming out of jail," she said.
Sasikala said she could see a vast change in the faces of legislators after her address to them on Saturday.
Without naming anybody, she said people had enquired about her and what kind of a person she is.
"They were told that I was with Amma (Jayalalithaa) for 33 years and does not fear anybody and will not back track on a decision," she said.
She urged the legislators to work hard so that in next Lok Sabha elections the party would win 40 seats (39 in Tamil Nadu and the lone Puducherry seat).