Jananathan, Vijayashanti back Sasikala

Jananathan, Vijayashanti back Sasikala

At last, there seems to be some support for AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala from the film industry.

With most of celebrities offering support to chief minister O Panneerselvam, director S P Jananathan and actress Vijayashanti have backed Sasikala.

The Ee and Peranmai maker said Sasikala is a more able administrator as she had managed to gain support from a majority of AIADMK legislators.

“The democracy we practise is purely a numbers game. When Anna passed away, Nedunchezhian was next in command, but Kalaignar who held eight positions in the DMK went on to attain the top post. The appointment of Sasikala as CM could give rise to a new leader,” he said.

Vijayshanthi appealed to Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu to ensure no subversion of the Constitution took place.

“Naidu must ensure Sasikala, who has the majority support, becomes chief minister.” She slammed Panneerselvam as an opportunist, and said, “By stating that a probe will be initiated on the death of Jayalalithaa, Panneerselvam is creating confusion.