THE COST OF FREEDOM
Rajya Sabha MP Vasanthi Stanley thought she was being kind to Kanimozhi when she prayed for her release at the Vazakkatheeswarar temple near Chennai. But on November 11, the next day, party spokesperson and MP T.K.S. Elangovan called it a unilateral act. “This unilateral act by Vasanthi Stanley did not have the party headquarters’ consent. We like to clarify that the party is not connected to it in any way.” The statement did not go down very well with Kanimozhi’s mother Rajathi Ammal who has been making high profile temple visits of her own.