Sasikala discharged from Bengaluru hospital, leaves in car with AIADMK flag

Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala was discharged from Victoria Hospital in Bengaluru on Sunday after recovering from COVID-19, days after her release from the Parappana Agrahara prison upon completing her jail term in a corruption case. Despite restrictions, close to 300 of her supporters thronged the exit gate at Victoria Hospital and showered flower petals to welcome her. She has been advised to be under self-quarantine for some days, the hospital authorities said earlier today.

Her family has decided to take Sasikala to Chennai, sources close to her said. As Sasikala waved to her supporters from inside the car, it was significant that she was driven in a car with an AIADMK flag, in what is being read as the first political message since her discharge. Sambasivan, one of her supporters from Hosur in the border district of Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu, told that this was like a festival for him.

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