Party members urge Jayalalithaa's aide Sasikala to lead AIADMK

Sasikala Natarajan was one of Jayalalithaa's closest aide and was seen next to Amma throughout her last journey as the Tamil Nadu CM.

The ruling AIADMK on Saturday announced that the senior leaders of the party has urged forme Tamil NAdu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s closest aide Sasikala Natarajan to lead the party.

Known as one of the closest aides of Jayalalithaa, Sasikala was with her for all the 74 days that she was admitted at the Apollo hospital in Chennai. Also, Sasikala does not hold any party position, yet her closeness with the AIADMK chief kept her in the limelight.

Even during Amma’s funeral procession, Sasikala was seen right next to the late CM’s mortal remains for the entire duration when thousands gathered to pay final respects to late Jayalalithaa.

After Jayalalithaa’s death speculations are rife that Sasikala might be the General Secretary of the party. Some even said that she might inherit Jayalalithaa’s Poes garden bungalow.

Jaylalithaa’s loyal understudy, O Pannerselvam was sworn in as Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister after Jayalalithaa passed away on 4 December. O Panneerselvam who is now the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu held his first Cabinet meet in Chennai today.

AIADMK leader C. Ponnaiyan had asserted that party was soon going to decide new the chief to serve people of Tamil Nadu and that he doesn’t think there will not be any election for this post. He further said that the party members will unanimously choose a candidate for the party