• Welcome to OnlyTech Forums
    An online community for the tech enthusiasts!
    Log in or Register

Sasikala Natarajan to Take Political Plunge, to be New AIADMK Chief

rahul1117kumar

Contributor
Joined
21 Jun 2013
Messages
10,364
Reaction score
11,054
The stage seems all set for Sasikala Natarajan to take over the reins of the AIADMK.

Senior functionaries of the party have urged the close aide of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa to step in and fill the void left behind by the CM’s untimely death, the party’s official Twitter handle said on Saturday.

“Senior functionaries of AIADMK urge Thirumathi Sasikala to lead the party on the path shown by Puraitchi Thalaivi Amma,” the party tweeted.

AIADMK
@AIADMKOfficial

Senior functionaries of AIADMK urge Thirumathi Sasikala to lead the party on the path shown by Puratchi Thalaivi Amma.

A few days ago, the new CM O Panneerselvam and his senior ministers had visited the Veda Nilayam residence in Chennai’s upmarket Poes Garden to hold discussions with Sasikala Natarajan who holds no office in the government or the party.

Veda Nilayam, where Sasikala now stays, was the residence of the late J Jayalalithaa, who besides being the chief minister, was also the general secretary of the All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhakam (AIADMK). A post she held with such command that she was called 'Niranthara Podhu Cheyalalar’ (permanent general secretary).

After the visit by Panneerselvam and his Cabinet colleagues — P Thambidurai, Edappadi K Palaniswami, SP Velumani — on Friday, one of the ministers who talked to News18, described it as a mere “courtesy call”.

The succession plan in the party will not be as smooth as that in the government. While Panneerselvam was sworn in within hours of Jayalalithaa’s death, sources said the process of finding a successor in the party is caught in a caste wrangle — between the dominant Thevars, the caste to which Sasikala belongs, and the Goundars, who are strong in the western belt of the state.

Political commentators believe Sasikala’s elevation may not be all that smooth in the medium-term given the resentment against her immediate family members – dubbed the “Mannargudi Mafia” – whom Jayalalithaa herself had banished from Poes Garden.

Immediately after her death, Sasikala’s husband Natarajan had told News18 that “any ordinary person could lead the party now” since Jayalalithaa and MGR had left behind a solid organization.

The statement was interpreted as Natarajan laying the ground for his wife – a political rookie who had largely remained in the shadows while Jayalalithaa was alive – to take over the reins of the party that has still more than four years to go in government.

Sasikala Natarajan to Take Political Plunge, to be New AIADMK Chief - News18
 

Selva Jay

Member
Joined
2 Jul 2016
Messages
27
Reaction score
43
She is not capable to handle, Aiadmk is a big political party in india, this party already died with amma.
 
Top Bottom
AdBlock Detected

We get it, advertisements are annoying!

Sure, ad-blocking software does a great job at blocking ads, but it also blocks useful features of our website. For the best site experience please disable your AdBlocker.

I've Disabled AdBlock