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AIADMK party wing urges VK Sasikala to become Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

A resolution in this regard was adopted at a meeting of the Peravai held at the burial site of Jayalalithaa at the Marina Beach.

By: PTI | Chennai | Published: December 18, 2016 8:16 pm
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Jayalalithaa Peravai, a wing of the ruling AIADMK, on Sunday urged VK Sasikala, aide of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, to take over the mantle of party General Secretary, contest in bypoll and become Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister. A resolution in this regard was adopted at a meeting of the Peravai held at the burial site of Jayalalithaa at the Marina Beach. Later, it was handed over to Sasikala by the Peravai’s Secretary R B Udhayakumar, who is also the Tamil Nadu Revenue Minister, at the Poes Garden residence of Jayalalithaa where Sasikala continues to live.

At a time when the party leaders including Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai have been urging Sasikala to lead the party, the Peravai’s resolution impressing upon Jayalalithaa’s confidante to take over as Chief Minister assumes significance.

Homage was paid to Jayalalithaa at the site before the meeting began, which was attended by 50 Peravai district (party-districts) Secretaries and AIADMK presidium chairman E Madhusudanan. Among the participants were State Ministers, Kadambur Raju (Information Technology) and Sevoor S Ramachandran (Hindu Religious and Endowments Department) who also happen to be among the district Peravai secretaries of the AIADMK.

“Besides guarding the AIADMK, Chinnamma (as Sasikala is referred to by party workers) should fight the RK Nagar bypoll (now vacant due to the death of Jayalalithaa) and assume responsibility as Chief Minister, and lead the Amma’s government,” Udhayakumar told reporters.

The resolution adopted at the Peravai meeting condoled Jayalalithaa’s death, hailed her contribution and work for the people. It also hailed Sasikala as the party’s only “trust and confidence” in the wake of void created by the death of Amma.

Meanwhile, State Ministers, AIADMK functionaries and the general public continued to throng the burial site of Jayalalithaa to pay their homage. Food packets were distributed by the AIADMK at the burial site to visitors.

A “music homage” was paid to Jayalalithaa by veena exponent of the traditional Carnatic music E Gayathri, who is also the vice chancellor of Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University at Marina beach burial site of the late Chief Minister.

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    Sreenivasan
    Dec 19, 2016 at 10:42 am
    Another Amma will be convenient. The habits can continue. All those who surrounded the Amma who became a memory, for favours can now just continue as in the past if a new Amma replaces O Paneer Selvam, who is unfortunately a 'man'.
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    1. karkotagan
      Dec 19, 2016 at 10:04 am
      I dont understand why did they had the peravai in front of the Jaya's crematory, while MGR was the founder of the party why not him. lt;br/gt;While ADMK fooled people for the elections held recently it is very foolish for the people of tamilnadu and admk cadres to fall for such a stupid move.
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        Sankaran Krishnan
        Dec 19, 2016 at 3:13 am
        It seems the AIADMK Leaders are creating an hype as if there is none in the Party to lead and instead wanted to surrender to Sasikala and thus wanted to enjoy the power for the remaining period of rule !!!
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        1. Rajeesh Rajagopal
          Dec 20, 2016 at 5:03 am
          Fate of the state !!
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            ecolo
            Dec 19, 2016 at 11:17 am
            There are no men wearing pants in the party. They all wear shirt skirts (Dhotis) and lt;br/gt;fall at the feet of Amma or Chinnamma without any shame or self respect.
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