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Sasikala Pushpa’s plea: Madras HC closes the case

Justice Kalyanasundaram of Madras High Court 'closed' the plea by Sasikala Pushpa on the appointment of AIADMK general secretary.

The Madras High Court on 2nd January ‘closed’  Sasikala Pushpa’s plea against the appointment of Sasikala Natarajan as AIADMK general secretary.

Justice K Kalyanasundaram had on 23 December reserved his orders on an application by filed AIADMK Presidium Chairman E Madhusudanan seeking rejection of the plea of Pushpa and her husband. Allowing AIADMK’s application, the judge said, “In view of allowing the application, the suit filed by Sasikala Pushpa and her husband stands closed.”

Sasikala Pushpa in her plea argued that according to party rules, minimum of five years norm as a party member is needed to contest for the post of party general secretary.

However, in a party general body meeting held on 29th December 2016, AIADMK has unanimously elected Sasikala Natarajan as the party chief.

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