The AIADMK and her breakaway AMMK party should contest this year’s Tamil Nadu elections together, VK Sasikala.

The sacked chief of the ruling outfit released from jail last month, said on Wednesday, paying tributes to former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on her birth anniversary.

Ms Sasikala’s party, which is in a tussle with the AIADMK for J Jayalalithaa’s legacy.

Honoured the ruling party’s icon on her birth anniversary. AMMK leader TTV Dhinakaran was also present.

Before leaving for jail, she handpicked EPS to take over as Chief Minister but in her absence, he patched up with OPS – who had rebelled against Sasikala’s leadership – and they both had her removed from the post and the party.

Her return earlier this month has once again stirred turmoil in the party that has never quite recovered from its leadership vacuum after the death of the charismatic and powerful Jayalalithaa.