Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Thursday held discussions with his predecessor J Jayalalithaa’s confidante Sasikala Natarajan for about two hours at the Poes Garden residence of the departed AIADMK supremo. Panneerselvam did not speak to the waiting media after emerging from the meeting. He was accompanied by senior ministers of his Cabinet including C Srinivasan and Edappady K Palaniswamy and P Thangamani.
It was not known what was discussed in the meeting which comes in the wake of the death of Jayalalithaa on December 5. She was also the party’s General Secretary.
AIADMK has to now select a replacement to lead the party even as Panneerselvam has taken over the reins of administration following Jayalalithaa’s demise. Speculations are rife that Sasikala might be given a significant role in AIADMK.
A close confidante of Jayalalithaa, Sasikala had even performed the last rites of the former Chief Minister on Tuesday when she was laid to rest at the Marina beach here with full state honours.