AIADMK leaders want Sasikala to lead party

AIADMK leaders want Sasikala to lead party

Even as there are speculations that she was the frontrunner to occupy the post of General Secretary of the AIADMK following the death of J Jayalalithaa, senior leaders of the party today urged Sasikala to take over the post and guide it on the path laid by Jayalalithaa. .

A group of senior leaders, including Party Presidium Chairman E Madhusudhananan and former Ministers K A Sengottaiyan and Gokula Indira and former Chennai Mayor Saidai Duraisamy met Sasikala at Jayalalithaa’s Poes Garden residence and made a fervent appeal to take over as general secretary of the party and put to rest speculations in this regard.

Earlier, strongly defending Sasikala, AIADMK spokesperson C Ponnaiyan today said there is nothing wrong in its leaders calling on her as she is a key member and asserted a person would soon be elected to the top post of General Secretary.

Ponnaiyan answering a question related to state ministers’ recent meetings with Sasikala, said “even if somebody (belonging to the party) met Sasikala Amma, what is wrong in it?, Is she not an important member of the party? What you say is wrong.”

Going by all these, it looks like Sasikala is all geared up for her official political entry.