V.K.Sasikala appointed as AIADMK general secretary
The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general council meeting on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution to hand over the party leadership to V.K.Sasikala, the close aide of late leader J Jayalalithaa. The resolution read “as per Rule 20(2) of the party’s by-laws, this Council unanimously resolves that V.K. Sasikala will be appointed as General Secretary until she is formally elected to the post”. It said, “Ms. Sasikala will have all powers vested with the general secretary.”
The resolution was moved by party’s presidium chairman E.Madhusudanan and other senior leaders and seconded by all members of the general council. The resolution said in the absence of former Chief Minister and general secretary J Jayalalithaa, it would be inevitable to hand over the mantle to someone who has experience and capability. “As such, the general council hands over the leadership of the party to V.K.Sasikala, who followed Jayalalithaa during the past 33 years and has wide experience in managing the party affairs.”
The resolution also vowed to be loyalty the party leadership at this critical moment. “We saw MGR in the person of Amma and now let us see Jayalalithaa in the person of Chinnamma,” the resolution added. After the general council meeting is over, senior leaders of the party will hand over the copy of the resolution to Sasikala at Poes Garden. Other resolutions included urging for efforts to bestow Ramon Magsaysay Award and the installation of her statue in Parliament, who died earlier this month after a long hospital stay.
Later, Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, along with a few other party leaders, met Ms. Sasikala and gave a copy of the resolutions to her. Ms. Sasikala accepted the party members’ request to function as the general secretary.
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