Sasikala paid heartfelt tributes at Jayalalithaa's memorial at Marina Beach on Saturday, 16 October. Sasikala also honored the memorials of late leaders MGR and CN Annadurai in Chennai. Former AIADMK general secretary and late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's confidante VK Sasikala visited Jayalalithaa's memorial for the first time since she was released from jail in Bengaluru in January this year. Sasikala, seen as the de facto chief of the AIADMK after Jayalalithaa's death, was thrown out of the party after being jailed in a disproportionate assets case, and former Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami and former Deputy DM O Panneerselvam in their own right. decided to merge.
A day ahead of AIADMK's golden jubilee on Sunday and a year-long celebration organized by the party, the move is seen as a significant step as Sasikala has been talking about getting the party back from its present for the past several months. have been Though police had allowed only four cars during Sasikala's memorial visit, several of her supporters gathered in the area and a teary-eyed Sasikala paid tribute to her longtime friend Jayalalithaa.
After her visit, Sasikala said, "Today at Amma's memorial, I have taken off the burden I had carried in my heart for the last five years. I am leaving the memorial with the belief that both Amma and MGR are both the party and its workers." I see a bright future for AIADMK, and the people of Tamil Nadu know very well why I am here."