New Delhi: Pardoning close aide Sasikala accused in misappropriate assets case, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa revoked her expulsion from the AIADMK party on Saturday. Issuing a statement in this regard, the party supremo said that the disciplinary action against Sasikala has been withdrawn.

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Jayalalithaa had expelled her close friend VK Sasikala and her husband M Natarajan besides 10 others from the party's primary membership on December 19. "VK Sasikala has sent a letter to me. She had also issued a statement with the same content. I accept the explanation," Jayalalithaa said in a statement. "The disciplinary action against Sasikala is cancelled," she said.

On March 28, Sasikala had issued a statement through AIADMK-promoted Jaya TV, stating she had snapped ties with all those who had "betrayed" Jayalalithaa. "It is an unpardonable betrayal by those who claimed to be my relatives and friends to have indulged in activities against Jayalalithaa. Those who betrayed my sister are not needed by me", Sasikala had said.
Sasikala had also claimed innocence, saying she came to know about the happenings which were against AIADMK's interest and conspiracy against Jayalalithaa only after she came out of Poes Garden (Jayalalithaa's residence) where she had stayed for 24 years.