VK Sasikala, the former Jayalalithaa aide who was elected the AIADMK's legislative party leader before being jailed in a disproportionate assets case in February, is out on parole to meet her ailing husband in Chennai.
When she reaches the Tamil Nadu capital later today, she won't be able to meet her supporters, or give interviews to journalists.
The Tamil Nadu government, led by two of Sasikala's friends-turned-foes - Chief Minister E Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam - has drawn up a list of rules for her to follow during her stay in Chennai.
The rules are:
1) She is restricted to vist the hospital where her husband is admitted and stay only at the residence she mentioned in her application
2) She is not allowed to entertain any visitors at her home or the hospital
3) Sasikala is not allowed to take part in any political or public activities
4) She can not interact with the media -- print or electronic