Chennai, Jun 29 (PTI) A ruling AIADMK Minister today heaped praises on jailed party chief V K Sasikala, describing her as an “embodiment of sacrifice.” Also Read - Bengal Election 2021: Election Commission Removes Bengal ADG a Day After Announcing Poll Dates

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He also described Sasikala as an “embodiment of sacrifice” and the “general secretary” of AIADMK and thanked incumbent chief minister K Palaniswami. Also Read - Breaking News Updates: Price of Coronavirus Vaccine in Private Hospitals Capped at Rs 250 Per Dose

Using a Tamil reference, he said Sasikala had “borne the burden” of AIADMK since the 1980s.

Sasikala’s elevation as AIADMK chief has been since challenged in the Election Commission by the O Panneerselvam led Puratchi Thalaivi Amma faction of the ruling party.

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