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TN new CM Palaniswami likely to visit Sasikala in jail today

AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala continues to remain at the centre of the Tamil Nadu’s political landscape as Edappadi Palaniswami, sworn in as TN’s CM on Thursday, is expected to meet Sasikala and seek her blessings at the Parappana Agrahara prison in Bengaluru on Friday.

Sasikala surrendered before a special court set up at the Bengaluru Central Prison following the Supreme Court convicted her in the disproportionate assets case.

“Palaniswami wanted to meet Sasikala on Thursday, but there wasn’t enough time as the oath-taking ceremony was scheduled in the evening. He’ll meet her on Friday,” said an AIADMK leader as per a report in TOI.

Police already have been informed about Palaniswami’s possible visit to the prison. However, “there’s been no official communication about the visit. We’ll be intimated by the Tamil Nadu government about the visit as per protocol,” said M B Boralingaiah, DCP Bengaluru (Southeast).

A team of lawyers attended by Sasikala’s nephew Vivek Jayaraman met the leader on Thursday. “We discussed our course of action. We asked her about a few documents pertaining to the case,” said lawyer Murthy Rao.

Terminating rumors of a threat to Sasikala’s life, jail superintendent Krishna Kumar said, “There is no threat. She is completely safe.”

Sasikala got up at 5.30 am on Thursday and went on to do a bit of exercise in prison. Following it, she had a coffee an hour later. She was given puliyogare for breakfast and chapatti and a bowl of rice with curry for lunch by the Jail establishments.

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