Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday sacked Rajya Sabha MP Sasikala Pushpa from AIADMK for ‘anti-party activities’ and ‘bringing disrepute to the party’.
In a brief statement, Jayalalithaa said that Pushpa was being expelled from all party posts, including primary membership, as she had acted in violation of the party principles and ethics. “Her behavior has brought great disrepute to the party,” she said.
DMK Rajya Sabha member Tiruchi Siva was slapped by AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa on Saturday at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi airport. While Sasikala maintained she was upset over Tiruchi Siva abusing her party leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, Siva denied having said anything disrespectful against the Tamil Nadu CM.
“There is no need for me to talk (about the CM) to security personnel and even if I had spoken (something), there was no need for (Ms. Pushpa) to behave (this way),” Siva said.
Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha witnessed uproar as Sasikala Pushpa broke down and claimed a threat to her life. She also alleged she was under pressure to quit from the Upper House.
“There is a threat to my life. I am being pressured to resign from my Constitutional position. Sir, please help me,” Sasikala Pushpa said and broke down.
Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien asked her to write to Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President Hamid Ansari about the alleged threat and assured her the House’s support. more