The ruling party AIADMK on Thursday passed a unanimous resolution that V K Sasikala, the close aide of late J Jayalalithaa, will be appointed as the AIADMK chief, as per the media reports.
A resolution to this effect was adopted unanimously in the general council meet held in Chennai on Thursday. The post fell vacant following the demise of party general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, said the PTI report.
Commenting on the development, party treasurer and Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said, “In tune with party rules, honourable Chinnamma is appointed AIADMK General Secretary and a resolution to this effect has been adopted unanimously by the general council.”
Speaking to reporters flanked by senior leaders Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai and State Minister Edappadi Palanisamy, he said they were going to meet "Chinamma" to “apprise her of the party decision and to seek her concurrence,” for the party decision.
Significantly, the resolution that was adopted says "This general council adopts this resolution appointing Chinnamma VK Sasikala as the party general secretary till such time she is (formally) elected to that post in tune with party rule 20, clause 2."