It is being speculated that close aide of the late chief minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa, Sasikala Natarajan, who is currently serving behind the bars of being guilty in the disproportionate asset (DA) case, will resign from the post of AIADMK’s general secretary.
This news was given by sources. Senior Journalist Malini Parthasarathy took to twitter and tweeted, ” hearing from authentic sources that Sasikala has given up the game & resigned. Good for her if so! Give the party back to whom Jaya chose!”
Late Monday evening, 25 ministers of AIADMK held an emergency meeting in a bid to unite the divided O Pannerselvam faction and Sasikala faction. Post the meeting, Tamil Nadu Minister D Jayakumar while addressing the media, on bringing both the factions together said, “We discussed on the OPS statement of merging together.
We welcome that.” He further stated that we will hold talks. Jayakumar, on Sasikala’s resignation, has no clue, stating that “Have no information on Sasikala resigning as party chief.” With the unity, the party will gain strength, Jayakumar further added.
Chennai: At least 25 Tamil Nadu ministers hold an emergency meeting; expected to address a press conference soon. pic.twitter.com/m6FRBhcoQm
— ANI (@ANI_news) April 17, 2017
The focus of the late night meeting was on the residences of Thangamani and Udumalai Radhakrishnan where two separate meetings went on to discuss the resignation of Sasikala’s nephew TTV Dinakaran and being a back seat driver of the party.
It is being believed that Panneerselvam might be reinstated in the party. The sources of the Sasikala faction have said that it is necessary to protect the party symbol and a patch up will solve all the current prevailing issues. Earlier today, a senior leader of AIADMK, M Thambidurai told that with talks things can be resolved. ” Merger can only take will if OPS faction takes the first step,” Thambidurai was quoted by NDTV.
The developments come a day after Panneerselvam opined that he would welcome a merger of both factions. If the merger does come successful, this will be a new chapter in the political drama of the AIADMK post late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa’s demise.