Sasikala Natarajan who is a close friend of former Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, has been elected as the new AIADMK chief at its general council meeting on Thursday.
A resolution was submitted by 23 leaders, including chief minister O Panneerselvam and deputy speaker of Lok Sabha M Thambidurai and seconded by over 2,000 general council members. The general council met in a marriage hall at Vanagaram on the outskirts of Chennai.
AIADMK party men had decided to work under V K Sasikala's leadership. "This general council unanimously passes a resolution to appoint V K Sasikala as general secretary until elected as per bylaw rule 20, section 2 (election of general secretary by primary members)," the party said.
Jayalalithaa was unanimously elected as the AIADMK chief for seven times.
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BY M. DIVYA SRI