New Delhi, Mar 04: Weeks forward of the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections 2021, V Okay Sasikala on Wednesday introduced that she’s going to avoid politics, however would pray for the “golden rule” of the late celebration supremo Jayalalithaa.
“I’ll avoid politics and maintain praying my sister Puratchi Thalaivi (Jayalalithaa), whom I think about as God, and the Lord Almighty for the institution of the golden rule of Amma,” Sasikala mentioned in a press release.
While many say that this was a shock transfer, others argue that this was at all times within the offing. OneIndia caught up main psephologist, Dr. Sandeep Shastri to talk about the end result and attainable fallout of such a transfer simply earlier than the elections.
Never aimed for energy: Jayalalithaa aide VK Sasikala quits politics forward of Tamil Nadu polls
Dr. Shastri says that he does not discover this transfer to be shocking. In truth, I discovered it to be shrewd, he says.
After popping out of jail, she has assessed the state of affairs and had she determined to make the leap, she would not have achieved a lot. In truth she would have misplaced no matter little assist she has, Dr. Shastri says.
Sasikala has realised that to go after the DMK is extra necessary for her political stature, whereas additionally siding with the AIADMK. She has the truth is spoken about Jayalalithaa’s legacy and supplied assist to the AIADMK, he additionally mentioned.
By making the announcement, she has purchased peace with the organisation and now she’s going to watch for the fitting second to strike again. Currently all experiences point out that the DMK is within the upswing. If the AIADMK had been to lose the elections underneath the present management, she would then strike and check out regain her management, Dr. Shastri factors out. She is ready for the fitting second to come again, he additionally mentioned.
Hence, I might name her choice to avoid politics as her political obituary.
Sasikala’s choice has undoubtedly improved the prospects of the AIADMK, however the query that is still is from the place. Post Jayalalithaa’s demise, there is been a dip by way of assist and recognition for the AIADMK. If the BJP had been to nudge the AIADMK to enter right into a truce with T T V Dinakaran, it could be a extra formidable pressure as there could be no division of the pro-Jayalalithaa votes. However, the query is will that be sufficient for the celebration to problem the DMK. Will this truce be sufficient for the AIADMK to declare the legacy of Jayalalithaa, Dr. Shastri asks.
As I see it now, the religion in M Karunanidhi has kind of been transferred to Stalin. However in Tamil Nadu, so much is dependent upon alliance arithmetic and caste calculus. When it comes in regards to the doling of freebies to bag the votes, this has been taking place for lengthy now, Dr Shastri says.
Freebies take time to attain the folks and therefore doling them out earlier than an election does not actually assist. While freebie politics has been taking place visibly, the supply is additionally necessary. There is ample proof to present that freebies doled out simply earlier than an election does not have a lot influence, Dr. Sandeep Shastri additionally says.