Tamil Nadu CM Panneerselvam meets Sasikala, asks her to lead AIADMK
Panneerselvam met Sasikala Natarajan at former chief minister J Jayalalithaa�s Poes Garden residence on Sunday for the fourth time and urged her to lead AIADMK from the front.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam visited Sasikala at former chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s Poes Garden residence on Sunday before starting work. He met Sasikala for the fourth time and urged her to lead AIADMK from the front.
“There is no second opinion on the issue. If anyone has second thoughts, they are not true AIADMK workers,” Panneerselvam was quoted as saying by Tamil TV channels.
Asked about the elevation of Sasikala as new leader of the Party, he added “To fill the void in the party created by the demise of Amma, AIADMK senior party leaders and ministers have urged Chinnamma to take on the mantle of general secretary,” he said.
The AIADMK has officially requested Sasikala to take over as as new secretary of party on Saturday while announcing that Jayalalithaa will remain the eternal general secretary.
Many senior ministers who are going to resume duties also accompanied Pannerselvam when he visited Sasikala. However, details of their meetings with Sasikala, who now became the new power centre in the party is still not clear, reported NDTV.
Sasikala who has been kept at bay by Jaya for more than two decades from taking active decisions in the party is now will be seen in her role as leader of AIADMK.
Sources told that Panneerselvam reached Poes Garden at 11.55 am with senior ministers. Discussions were going on for the last three days as AIADMK party members unanimously requested Sasikala to take charge of the party as new Secretary.
Ministers Thankamani, CV Shanmugam and other senior leaders were present in the meeting, in which , thechief minister urged Sasikala to lead the party.
Meanwhile, Poes Garden which was remained opened to public till Saturday kept them away 200 feet away from the premises. Only VIPs and party members were allowed to enter into Jaya's official residence on Sunday.