AIADMK Ap­points Jay­alalitha ‘Eter­nal Gen­eral Sec­re­tary’, Sasikala Re­moved

The Day After - - STATES DIARY -

Jay­alalithaa will be the AIADMK’s “eter­nal gen­eral sec­re­tary,” Tamil Nadu’s rul­ing party said, scrap­ping the post and sack­ing VK Sasikala, who is in jail. The party will be run by Deputy Chief Min­is­ter O Pan­neer­sel­vam as Chief Co­or­di­na­tor and Chief Min­is­ter E Palaniswami as his as­sis­tant at the head of an 11-mem­ber panel. This meet­ing made a merger be­tween fac­tions led by the two lead­ers.

How­ever, thewse de­ci­sions are sub­ject to the ap­proval of the Madras High Court, which al­lowed the meet­ing to be held to­day, dis­miss­ing a pe­ti­tion by a Sasikala loy­al­ist to put it on hold. On Oc­to­ber 23, the court will de­cide on the other ques­tion lev­elled by the pe­ti­tion - whether the party is au­tho­rised to hold a gen­eral coun­cil, since it is the prove­nance of the Gen­eral Sec­re­tary, a post Sasikala oc­cu­pied. But, 18 leg­is­la­tors still loyal to Sasikala skipped this AIADMK meet­ing.

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