The Puducherry unit of AIADMK today urged late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s close aide and confidante V K Sasikala to take over the leadership of the party. Addressing reporters here, the AIADMK legislature wing leader A Anbalagan said, Chinnamma (as they have come to refer to Sasikala) had been through thick and thin of the former Chief Minister and had also taken care of her “as a close confidante and loving mother.”
It was the wish of a large section of cadres of the party that ‘Chinnamma’ become the General Secretary of the party.To a query on groupism in AIADMK, Anbalagan said, there was no groupism in the AIADMK in Puducherry as had been rumoured by some vested interests.
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The AIADMK leader also appealed to Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy to adopt a resolution in the cabinet to recommend to the Centre to confer Bharat Ratna on Jayalalithaa which would only add to the proud services she had rendered for the poor.