In the battle for the chief minister’s chair between O Panneerselvam and VK Sasikala after Jayalalithaa’s death, Jayakumar had sided with OPS.
In the aftermath of Jayalalithaa’s demise, in a matter of two months, Sasikala has not only inherited her position, party and power – but also inherited AIADMK’s sycophancy.
Since Jayalithaa’s passing, Jayakumar’s voice has been drowned out by the news involving Sasikala’s transcendence to AIADMK’s political throne.
J Jayalalithaa niece Deepa Jayakumar announced that “a landmark announcement” would be made on February 24.
Jayalalithaa died on December 5 after suffering a cardiac arrest.
“Permission for installation of a life-sized statue of the departed leader on the Parliament premises has also been sought,” Panneerselvam said.
A resolution in this regard was adopted at a meeting of the Peravai held at the burial site of Jayalalithaa at the Marina Beach.
In her petition, Pushpa has alleged that Jayalalithaa’s death was “suspicious” as her actual medical condition was not disclosed.
Since AIIMS doctors had also treated her, the treatment details should be informed to public by the Centre,” Stalin said.
Earlier today, the party had strongly defended Sasikala saying there’s nothing wrong in its leaders calling on her as she is a key member. They had also announced that a person would soon be elected to the top post of General Secretary.
According to party sources, Sasikala is unlikely to accommodate Natarajan or her brother V Divakaran in the party or any crucial posts.
In his condolence message, Governor Vohra described her as a popular leader who has left an indelible impression on Indian politics.
The last rites were conducted by her close aide Sasikala.
RIP J Jayalalithaa: Celebs from Tamil film industry and Bollywood paid tributes to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister who passed away on Monday. Rajinikanth, Amitabh Bachchan, Ajith, Dhanush and Shah Rukh Khan are among those who mourned her death.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa passed away late on Monday evening at Apollo Hospitals after suffering a cardiac arrest on Sunday.