Sasikala posters come up in Chennai, want her as AIADMK chief

A few posters, however, support Deepa Jayakumar, niece of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa

shivani

Shivani Chaturvedi | December 16, 2016 | Chennai


#AIADMK   #Deepa   #Tamil Nadu   #Chennai   #Panneerselvam   #Jayalalithaa  


Supporters of Sasikala, late chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s aide, have put up posters across the Tamil Nadu capital to demand that she take over the reins of the AIADMK. There are a few posters too in support of Jayalithaa’s niece Deepa Jayakumar.

 
Jayalalithaa died on December 5 and hours later O Panneerselvam was sworn in as the chief minister. She had strained ties with her brother and his family, so much so that Deepa was not allowed to meet her when Jayalalithaa was in hospital.
 
There are strong indications that the next general secretary of the AIADMK could well be Sasikala. In some posters, Sasikala  has even overshadowed the image of Jayalalithaa.
 


AIADMK’s presidium chairman E Madhusudhanan told Governance Now, “It is Chinna Amma (as Sasikala is addressed) who would lead the party as she had been with Amma (as Jayalalithaa was popularly known) for 33 years and she knows the way of working of Amma.”
 
Sasikala has received support from many leaders including chief minister O Panneerselvam. Media reports cited a statement from Panneerselvam: “Sasikala had grasped the line of thought and way of functioning of Jayalalithaa during the past 33 years. Just like Jayalalithaa knew the grassroot-level cadre, Sasikala too knows them well. If the AIADMK is to continue as a movement with military discipline, the only way out is Sasikala taking over as the general secretary and leading the party. There is no differing view in the party on this. If anyone expresses any contradictory view, that person is not a cadre of this party.”
 
It is expected that general body meeting of AIADMK would be held before December 30 to formalize  Sasikala as party general secretary.

Comments

 

Other News

How the Great War of Mahabharata was actually a world war

Mahabharata: A World War By Gaurang Damani Sanganak Prakashan, 317 pages, Rs 300 Gaurang Damani, a Mumbai-based el

Budget expectations, from job creation to tax reforms…

With the return of the NDA to power in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, all eyes are now on finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s full budget for the FY 2024-25. The interim budget presented in February was a typical vote-on-accounts, allowing the outgoing government to manage expenses in

How to transform rural landscapes, design 5G intelligent villages

Futuristic technologies such as 5G are already here. While urban users are reaping their benefits, these technologies also have a potential to transform rural areas. How to unleash that potential is the question. That was the focus of a workshop – “Transforming Rural Landscape:

PM Modi visits Rosatom Pavilion at VDNKh in Moscow

Prime minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by president Vladimir Putin, visited the All Russian Exhibition Centre, VDNKh, in Moscow Tuesday. The two leaders toured the Rosatom Pavilion at VDNKh. The Rosatom pavilion, inaugurated in November 2023, is one of the largest exhibitions on the histo

Let us pledge to do what we can for environment: President

President Droupadi Murmu on Monday morning spent some time at the sea beach of the holy city of Puri, a day after participating in the annual Rath Yatra. Later she penned her thoughts about the experience of being in close commune with nature. In a message posted on X, she said:

PM leaves for Russia, Austria

All eyes are on the Narendra Modi-Vladimir Putin meeting, as the prime minister left Monday for an official visit of Russia as also of Austria. In the ‘departure statement, the PM said, “I am embarking on an official visit to the Russian Federation for the 22nd Annual Summit and

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Linkedin Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter