Amma Fan Who Crucified Himself to Now Start a Party In Her Name

Shihan Hussaini met Venkaiah Naidu and announced the name of the party as ‘AMMA’- Amma Makkal Munnetra Amaippu.

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A martial arts expert from Chennai, Shihan Hussaini, made headlines on 23 February, 2015 when he crucified himself to pray for Jayalalithaa’s quick return from jail. The former Chief Minister who passed away recently, was then battling a disproportionate assets case.

Hussaini screamed in pain as his team nailed him to a cross, but he later said that this was no big sacrifice if Amma was made CM again.

Now with Tamil Nadu’s political scenario undergoing massive change, Hussaini has announced the formation of a new political party ‘AMMA’ – Amma Makkal Munnetra Amaippu.

The main objective of this party is to avenge Amma’s death, he says.

First of all, we need to establish in Tamil Nadu whether we have the right to ask what really happened with Amma.
Shihan Hussaini

A self-proclaimed ‘fanatic’, Hussaini painted a potrait of then Chief Minister Jayalalithaa using his own blood. This earned him Rs 3 lakh from the government, and a grant of prime land for his karate school.

He even taunted Jayalalithaa’s adversaries by making their statues with pig’s blood and cow dung.

I am always her follower, admirer, her fan and a fanatic.

He met BJP leader and Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu in Delhi on 23 December 2016 to take his blessings for this new venture.

Venkaiah Naidu is a friend of mine for the last 15 years. His family is like family and his daughter is my student. It’s not just for the party that I came to meet him, but I got his blessings for the party.

He originally never wanted to join politics, and conveyed the same to Jayalalithaa when he met her in 1993. But Amma’s death has changed things, and the politics being played in Tamil Nadu is ‘pathetic’, he says, Hence, he decided to take the ‘plunge’.

(With inputs from The News Minute)

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