Chennai: Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala on Wednesday said that Tamil Nadu’s ruling party and AMMK – her nephew TTV Dhinakaran’s party – should contest the upcoming Assembly elections together.Sasikala’s statement comes as she, along with Dhinakaran, paid tribute to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on her birth anniversary.“As our Amma (J Jayalalithaa) wished, our government (AIADMK) should be there even after 100 years. For that to happen, we should contest elections together (AIADMK and AMMK). I wish for the same. I will meet the cadres and people soon,” she said.As our Amma (J Jayalalithaa) wished, our government (AIADMK) should be there even after 100 years. For that to happen, we should contest elections together (AIADMK and AMMK). I wish for the same. I will meet the cadres and people soon: Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala pic.twitter.com/9wWuIspIrvSasikala and her nephew Dhinakaran were ousted from the AIADMK in 2017.Ever since, Dhinakaran has been pushing for merger of the AIADMK and his party ahead of the Tamil Nadu polls, due in Arpil-May later this year. He recently issued a long statement on Twitter, thanking people of the state for the “grand reception” to Chinamma, as she is fondly addressed by her followers, and saying the party workers should unite to defeat DMK, the common enemy.Sasikala, a close aide of late AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa, recently returned to Tamil Nadu after serving four-year jail term in Bengaluru following conviction in a corruption case. She was lodged in prison since February 2017 after being convicted in Rs 66 crore disproportionate assets case.In 2017, Sasikala was elevated as AIADMK's interim general secretary after the demise of Jayalalithaa but after her conviction in the assets case, she chose her then loyalist K Palaniswami to be the chief minister.Later, Palaniswami joined hands with his rival faction led by O Panneerselvam, now deputy chief minister, in Sasikala’s absence, and merged the two groups.