Sasikala Natarajan (born 1956) was a confidante of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) politician. During Jayalalithaa's three tenures as Chief Minister, Sasikala is alleged to have wielded absolute power behind the scenes. Sasikala married M. Natarajan, a public relations officer in the Tamil Nadu government.
Natarajan requested V. S. Chandralekha, who was then the District Collector of South Arcot, to introduce his wife Sasikala to Jayalalithaa, who was then the Propaganda Secretary of the Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, for recording of party functions. Sasikala and Jayalalithaa gradually became very close. The post of the party’s general secretary fell vacant after former chief minister Jayalalithaa died last week. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has supportedSasikala Natarajan, J Jayalalithaa’s longtime aide, for general secretary of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and now Sasikala is the Chief minister of Tamilnadu. OPS had resigned as CM, This came after senior party members and other MLAs get together meeting on Feb 4. People of Tamilnadu are not happy with this so Sasikala memes are flooding across social media.
Sasikala has been sentenced to a jail term of four years and stands disqualified under the representation of the people act and therefore cannot be chief minister of Tamilnadu