Even as the after shocks of Mannargudi Mafia's expulsion is yet to recede, further information pouring out of Poes Garden portrays an alarming picture into the reasons behind Jayalalitha’s three decade old friend Sasikala’s sudden ouster.
SASIKALA's GAME PLAN :
Poes Garden insiders tell whispers in Tamil Nadu that Sasikala had all along been pursuing her ambitions to capture power. Sasikala viewed Jayalalitha as an instrument to capture power and had meticulously planned over the times... Sasikala had one by one eliminated all the well wishers of Jayalalitha. Jayalalitha who fairly had a good career in the film industry had many well wishers in the likes of producers, Directors from yesteryears. But Sasikala carefully eliminated these well wishers one by one so that Jayalalitha is emotionally dependent only on her.
Sources in the garden say, in 1996, following AIADMK’s rout in the elections, Jayalalitha was arrested and the DMK’s Sun TV had a field day in showing off Jayalitha and Sasikala’s lavish lifestyle which included 660 pair of footwear, 1600 crystal glasses, jewels, etc. Following Jayalalitha’s release from Prison after 27 days, a well wisher met Jayalalitha and apprised her about the situation that branded Jayalilathaa as one of the most corrupt politician in the country. The well wisher told Jayalilathaa that all properties and articles were acquired only by Sasikala and her coterie and this bad publicity was a result of Sasikala's wrongdoings in the past. It was also pointed out how Sasikala cleverly manipulated Jayalalitha to adopt one of her close relative as her foster son and the negative impact following the lavish marriage, which is even now considered to be one of the worst blunders committed by Jayalilatha for which she is paying the price still now.
A shrewd Jayalalitha, was convinced at one point of time and issued a statement to the press, that ‘taking into consideration the sentiments of the general public and partymen she is distancing herself from Sasikala’. When Jayalalitha released this statement, Sasikala was in prison for her involvement in a battery of corruption cases. But she was quick to play the emotional card... Sasikala feigned to be terribly sick and got herself admitted in Apollo Hospitals. From the hospital, Sasikala wrote 4 heart wrenching letters – courtesy her husband Natarajan – to Jayalalitha. Jayalalitha, who is emotional in nature fell for the ‘deceit queen’s drama’ and took back Sasikala under her wings.
VENGEFUL SASIKALA :
In 2001, after AIADMK came back to power, a vengeful Sasikala, instructed Jayalalitha’s then security officer a Deputy Superintendent of Police named Rajendran to arrest that well wisher. The well wisher who had rendered immense help to Jayalalitha during her difficult times was booked in an infamous ‘Ganja’ case and spent 90 days in prison. He was also humiliated and tortured at the instance of Sasikala inside the prison say Poes Garden sources. When he was released from Jail the Poes Garden address was erased from his memory and he never thought of visiting Poes Garden once again.
Time and again, Jayalalitha’s well wishers had tried to caution her about the web of treachery built around Poes Garden, but failed to go beyond the iron clutches of MM cartel. Though Jayalalitha had been getting bits and pieces of information about the nefarious activities of the MM cartel, she was not inclined to disassociate herself from the MM cartel and she strongly believed that her three decade old friend Sasikala would never go against her interests at any cost.
But Jayalilatha's assumptions about her close friend proved to be wrong...Sasikala met her waterloo, when Jayalalitha became aware of the irregularities in the contract of her pet project Mono rail. When Jayalalitha came to know about the irregularities, she questioned her Chief Secretary Sarangi, who showed a note or rather a slip bearing the signature of Chief Minister. Fort St George sources say this signature was forged and such instances have happened earlier as well. When Jayalalitha confronted Sasikala, she had reportedly told Jayalalitha that " it was your decision and you changed it last night". In a couple of other instances too, Sasikala always claimed that it was Jayalalitha who had told to change decisions the previous night.
Jayalalitha, a very shrewd and intelligent person developed suspicion whether she could have been drugged by Sasikala...as Sasikala was the only person who is taking care of her in terms of her medical treatment, etc. On the other hand Jayalilatha's suspicion grew stronger by the day as whenever she questioned Sasikala over an issue...the blame is squarely shifted on her saying she changed the decision last night. Jayalilatha then approached her well wishers and help came in the form of a female doctor sent by Narendra Modi to take care of Jayalalitha. The doctor has reportedly conducted thorough checks and following several tests it was found that Jayalalitha was administered sedatives through fruits which she takes daily. The doctor also found out that the same sedatives have been administered to maids who were brought in from Mannargudi to help in the house hold chores of Poes Garden.
When Jayalalitha was told about the results, her anger hit the roof. Immediately the entire staff in Poes Garden including the kitchen staff were replaced. A cautious Jayalilatha only had food that was offered by the doctor and she carefully avoided taking food that was offered by the maid. A furious Jayalalitha confronted Sasikala not only about the sedatives aspect, but also about the conspiracy of MM cartel to oust her out of power about which she has been continuously receiving reports. Sources say that Sasikala, Ilavarasi and Sudhakaran, had hatched a conspiracy to fix Jayalalitha in the Bengaluru asset case by ditching her. Sources say that the treacherous trio had planned to make a plea in the Special Court that they had only lent their names on the request of Jayalalitha to purchase properties and that all the investments for the properties have been made by Jayalalitha through her illegal earnings.
With evidences mounting about the MM cartel’s evil designs, Jayalalitha suddenly found that all the pieces in the jig saw puzzle fall in place.
SASIKALA's OUSTER :
Jayalalitha who was initially shaken about the backstabbing of Sasikala regained her composure and started taking all measures to root out the MM cartel the rest of which is history.
The repercussions of Jayalalitha’s drastic actions were not only welcomed by partymen who rejoiced and expressed their joy by bursting crackers. The usually silent Hindu newspaper lauded Jayalalitha’s bold move in its editorial “ To cut all links with a friend and associate of nearly 30 years could not have been easy but this severance, it appears, has been in the making for quite a while. This is by no means the first time the problem of the Gang of Fourteen acting in a self-appointed extra-constitutional role and interfering in party affairs and in the administration has been faced but this time they evidently went too far. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa realised that while she could take responsibility for her own decisions and actions, she could not do this for what was being done without her approval or even her knowledge. The situation became intolerable as Ministers and officials hand-picked by Ms Sasikala began acting at her behest, behind the back of the Chief Minister. Allegations of spreading corruption also began doing the rounds. No less than the reputation of the current AIADMK government, which is backed by an overwhelming legislative majority and faces little external opposition, was at stake. The cleansing had to be total, and in full public view — half-measures would just not work.”
Whispers doing the rounds is that Amma has decided to revamp the entire party and get closer to partymen. A huge cabinet re-shuffle is imminent say sources, as the entire cabinet appears to be filled with agents of the MM cartel. The heads which are likely to roll are O.Pannerselvam, Natham R.Viswanathan, Agri.SS.Krishnamoorthy, Sellur K.Raju, T.Pachamal, R.Kamaraj, V.Moorthy, MC.Sampath, KV.Ramalingam, SP.Velumani, Senthil balaji, Dr.Vijay and R.Thangamani.
In the official circles too, many heads are set to roll. The first likely casualty would be in Jayalalitha’s close circles, the clean up is expected to begin from her office and many officers who were receiving orders from MM cartel are likely to go.
Gnanadesikan,IAS, who was the Finance Secretary in the DMK regime is considered as the person responsible for the present drain in the government coffers. Gnanadesikan, who later became the Home Secretary in the DMK tenure was brought back to Revenue Department in the present government – Thanks to his connections in the MM cartel.
In the DVAC too, Jayalalitha feels that certain officers are acting closely with the MM cartel and its Director K.P.Maghendran and the SP T.N.Venkateswaran are likely to shunted out, say DVAC sources. Besides the DVAC, in the Tamil Nadu police, not only officers of the dominant community, but officers who secured plum postings through the MM cartel are likely to face the axe, say sources. E.Ma.Masanamuthu, Chockalingam, K.Radhakrishnan, Vanitha, Pon.Manickavel, Rajesh Das, Nallasivam, Thamaraikannan, Sridhar are the likely names to be booted out, is the whispers in DGP office circles.
As a part of the complete overhaul, Amma is likely to shakeup the legal wing of the government upside down. As reported by us earlier in Jaya’s Legal Damagers the legal wing of the present government were filled up with yesmen of Sasikala.
|Advocate General Navaneethakrishnan|
Their incompetence in handling legal matters has made the AIADMK government a laughing stock in court corridors. From the top legal man – Advocate General Navaneethakrishnan and Public Prosecutor I.Subramaniam to Inbadurai, Maharajan, Thambidurai, Balasubramani and Govindaraj, who are considered to be staunch Sasikala loyalists are likely to be weeded out in the coming days.
|TTV Dinakaran & Anuradha|
As reported by us already, in Cleanup Jaya TV: Jaya’s next operation the shakeup in Jaya TV is imminent. Our expose on Jaya TV has sent shivers in the top echelons in Jaya TV administration. As a sign of packing her bags, Anuradha had reportedly asked her confidant Jana to remove some crucial documents which he complied on Tuesday. A new administrative head and a complete sprucing up of Jaya TV’s administration is also on the cards. Further, Jayalalitha had issued instructions to change the name of Sasikala in the party mouthpiece Namathu MGR, in which Sasikala is the printer and publisher.
Jayalalitha has also decided to revamp the Intelligence machinery, which has been filled up with coteries of the MM cartel. Officers who have sound knowledge and experience in intelligence gathering are likely to be inducted.
The December 30 general council of the AIADMK, scheduled to convene at Vanagaram would witness Jayalalitha making an emotional speech with a strong message to reach out to the cadres. Sources close to amma say, that Jayalalitha desires to strike an emotional chord with the cadres following the treachery of the MM cartel.
Meanwhile the Mannargudi Mafia met at the residence of Sivarajamanickam, an AIADMK candidate in the 2011 election and discussed the future course of action. Discussions also continued in the house of Kamaraj, Thiruvarur AIADMK Secretary and Minister. While Sasikala has gone into shell at her relative’s guest house at Neelankarai, the remaining bigwigs of the Cartel are maintaining Omertà – Italian Mafia’s code of silence.