Published On: Tue, Sep 12th, 2017

AIADMK ousts Sasikala, no general secretary in future

Chennai: The unified AIADMK today resolved to annul the appointment of V K Sasikala as the party’s interim general secretary, party sources said.

The Supreme Court today convicted Sasikala for a  period of four yeasr, she  legally lost the hope of the Chief Minister post because she now suffers the disqualification.

AIADMK today passed resolution to sack Sasikala as interim general secretary.

It said the party cannot accept anyone else other than its founder, the late M G Ramachandran, and the late chief minister J Jayalalithaa as general secretary.

A meeting of the general council, the apex decision making body of the party, and the executive committee passed a resolution to cancel Sasikala’s appointment, sources said.

The meeting also resolved to amend the party’s by-laws, indicating that there would be no general secretary in the future.

Party affairs would now be managed by a steering committee, as announced during the merger of the factions led by Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his Deputy O Panneerselvam on August 21.

Today’s meeting was the first since the merger of the two factions.

It was attended by, among others, Palaniswami and Panneerselvam and presided over by party presidium chairman E Madusudhanan.

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