AIADMK men beat up Sasikala Pushpa's husband and lawyers

Sasikala Pushpa was reportedly sitting in a car parked nearby when the clashes happened

AIADMK men beat up Sasikala Pushpa

AIADMK cadres thrashed expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa's husband Lingeswaran Thilagar and their legal representatives on Wednesday when they visited the party headquarters in Chennai to file nomination for the post of party general secretary.

According to a report in News Minute, they were accosted by AIADMK cadres before they presented the letter. Around 100 AIADMK cadres were present at the office when the incident took place. Chennai police had to intervene to help rescue Lingeswaran and others from the angry mob.

He had to be admitted to a hospital.

AIADMK spokesperson CR Saraswathi told reporters that Sasikala Pushpa’s side had provoked cadres with all her statements against Jayalalithaa in the past.

The incident comes a day before AIADMK’s general council and executive committee meeting in Chennai. Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s close aide Sasikala Natarajan is expected to be made general secretary of the party.

The staff refused to accept the papers saying senior staffs were not present, according to The Times of India.

It also reported a source as saying that Sasikala Pushpa was sitting in a car parked nearby when the clashes happened.

AIADMK spokesman Avadi Kumar reportedly said, "The violence was instigated to deliberately create a ruckus on the eve of the party general council meeting."