New Delhi: All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Monday expelled its Rajya Sabha MP Sasikala Pushpa from the primary membership of the party after her 'slapgate' controversy.
AIADMK General Secretary Jayalalithaa said, "Sasikala Pushpa sacked from the party for bringing ill fame to the party."
A couple of days ago, AIADMK RS MP Sasikala Pushpa dragged herself into a controversy after she "slapped" Tiruchi Siva as he allegedly made an offensive statement against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
After the incident, both Sasikala Pushpa and Tiruchi Siva were summoned by their respective parties AIADMK and DMK.
Earlier during the day, Sasikala Pushpa broke down in the Rajya Sabha saying, "If a leader can slap an MP, if a woman can be harassed ... I need Govt's protection. She also said there was a threat to her life."
"I need protection. I don't have safety in Tamil Nadu. There is a threat for my life. If a MP is being slapped by a leader, what is this? We should have human dignity. I have a life threat. I'm being compelled to resign from my constitutional post.I will not do it," Sasikala Pushpa said about the 'slap' controversy.
High drama was witnessed during the Monsoon Session of the parliament over the 'slapgate' controversy involving AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa and DMK MP in the weekend.
Earlier today, Sashikala Pushpa while making a statement in Rajya Sabha claimed she had slapped DMK MP 'Tiruchi' Siva.