AIADMK spokesperson and former minister C Ponnaiyan today said it is clear that ‘Chinnamma’ (V K Sasikala) will be the next General Secretary of the party.
Speaking to reporters at the memorial of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, he said, “It is the desire of the entire party. Sasikala has functioned as the conscience of Amma.”
However, the party spokesman also added that Sasikala is yet to give her consent to becoming the AIADMK General Secretary.
“Party members are requesting her to take over the mantle. She is patiently hearing them out. She has not given any indication about standing for the party post,” Ponnaiyan said.
Jayalalithaa died on December 5. Sasikala, her confidante who lived in her Poes Garden home, is often referred to as Chinamma or younger mother.
Several AIADMK officials have been in favour of Sasikala taking charge of the party, though she does not hold an official post at the moment.