Bengaluru: Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala Natarajan, who is undergoing treatment for Covid-19 since January 21 is all set to be discharged from Bengaluru’s Victoria Hospital on Sunday.

“Sasikala Natarajan completed 10 days of treatment today. She has been asymptomatic and maintaining saturation without oxygen for the past three days. As per protocol, she can be discharged from the hospital,” Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute said in the bulletin.

Sasikala was released on Wednesday after she completed four years of imprisonment in a jail here in a case of disproportionate assets. Being treated for Covid-19, the 66-year-old close aide of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister late J Jayalalithaa had remained in the hospital.

Sasikala’s release is expected to add another complicated dimension to politics in Tamil Nadu which goes to assembly polls in April-May. As a high-stakes behind-the scene operator, her moves will be keenly watched.

The current Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami was, in fact, appointed by her, when she took over the reins of AIADMK after the death of former Chief Minister and AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa. The party had split into two factions — one headed by Sasikala and the other group headed by Jayalalithaa’s loyalist O Panneerselvam.

The close confidante of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa surrendered before the jail authorities on February 15, 2017, days after her bid to occupy the Chief Minister's chair failed.