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Sasikala is sacked as AIADMK general secy

THE ASIAN AGE. | S THIRUNAVUKARASU
Published : Sep 13, 2017, 1:53 am IST
Updated : Sep 13, 2017, 1:53 am IST

The general council, which was last convened in December 2016 to appoint Sasikala as interim general secretary, passed 12 resolutions unanimously.

V.K. Sasikala
 V.K. Sasikala

Chennai: Nine months after she was catapulted to head the party after her long-time friend J. Jayalalithaa’s death, V.K. Sasikala was on Tuesday sacked as the “interim general secretary” of the AIADMK by the general council. The council also transferred all powers to run the party to coordinator O. Panneerselvam and joint coordinator, and chief minister, Edappadi K. Palaniswami.

The general council, which was last convened in December 2016 to appoint Sasikala as interim general secretary, passed 12 resolutions unanimously, including one on abolishing the post of general secretary since “none can fill the void” left by Jayalalithaa, who will be the “eternal general secretary.” Attended by 95 per cent of its 2,700 members, the general council also annulled all the appointments and expulsions made by Sasikala between December 29, 2016, and February 15, 2017, the day she surrendered at the Parapana Agrahara prison in Bengaluru, thereby effectively removing her nephew T.T.V. Dhinakaran both from the primary membership of the party and as deputy general secretary.

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