Chennai, Dec29 (tamilnaducentral): Sasikala Natarajan – aka chinnamma has been elected to the key post of the AIADMK as the general secretary in a resolution passed at the crucial AIADMK general council meeting that is underway at Shree Vaaru Venkatachalapathy Palace at Vanagaram near Chennai today.
The resolution passed unanimously however comes with a binder. It states that Sasikala will function as the general secretary of AIADMK till a new person is elected to the post.
Hoardings of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa have been put up along the road that leads up to the venue. Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam along with other top ministers are seen seated on stage although Sasikala Natarajan is not seen in attendance.
Reports say that the resolution that had declared Sasikala as the AIADMK general secretary will be handed over to her at Poes Garden residence that might make it appear as though she is taking on the party leadership reluctantly.
A chair with the photograph of Jayalalithaa adorns the centre stage. AIADMK leaders have paid floral tributes to the late chief minister. One could see women in the crowd shedding tears for amma.
This key development post the demise of J Jayalalithaa has come after several district units and other organs affiliated to the AIADMK have urged her to lead the party and continue its legacy passed on by Jayalalithaa, that has been telecast in a steady stream in one of the channels of Jaya TV network.
AIADMK spokesperson C Ponnaiyan had told media yesterday that there was no indication of any contest and Sasikala was yet to give her consent to become the general secretary.