Following the death of the phenomenal Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, her long aide Thirumathi VK Sasikala, today, named a new-born baby of an auto driver after the former AIADMK supremo.
Reportedly, Sasikala, is likely to become the new general secretary of the party, after the death of Jayalalithaa. Earlier, on December 10, present Tamil Nadu CM O Pannerselvam, chaired the first cabinet meeting, prior to which the party’s senior leader C Ponnaiyan stated that the party will be electing its new general secretary very soon. However, appealing for a stay on the appointment of Sasikala as the new party chief, expelled AIDMK leaders Sasikala Pushpa and her husband filed a petition to the Madras High Court, following which the court notified AIDMK and VK Sasikala.
Today, several AIDMK party functionaries from across the state visited Sasikala, urging her to lead the party on the paths shown by Jayalalithaa.
Earlier in the day, the party confirmed that CM O Pannerselvam will be meeting the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to discuss issues related to the havoc damage caused by cyclone Vardaah and will also be handing over a letter seeking Bharat Ratna for the former CM Jayalalithaa.
Serving five terms as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa died on December 05, 75 days after being admitted to the Apollo Hospitals for intensive treatment. Being admitted to the hospital with complaint of fever and dehydration, the senior AIDMK leader had died of cardiac arrest.