Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on Monday announced that he fully supported the decision of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa expelling Sasikala and her relatives, otherwise known as ‘Mannargudi mafia', from the AIADMK party.

In a statement, he said although it was an intra-party matter, it had public interest implication. The Chief Minister's decision would now enable her to give clean governance and to use her intellect for making the state prosperous and law abiding.

“Hence, if Ms. Jayalalithaa stays the course, she can count on my full support in the future,” he said.