As it happened: AIADMK appoints Sasikala as interim general secretary
The general council and executive committee of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) met on Thursday to appoint a successor for J Jayalalithaa.india Updated: Dec 29, 2016 11:17 IST
The general council and executive committee of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) met on Thursday to appoint a successor to J Jayalalithaa.
Sasikala Natarajan, Jayalalithaa’s close friend and confidante for 22 years, was on Thursday appointed as interim general secretary of the AIADMK.
She will function as general secretary - with the full authority that the post entails - until a party member is formally elected for the post.
Here are the highlights of the meeting:
10.30am: AIADMK to hold general secretary elections in first week of January.
10.20am: “Just as we saw MGR in the form of Jayalalithaa, so too we see Amma in Sasikala,” said Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam while reading out the resolution.
10.15am: Resolution passed in the meeting says that the party will try and secure a Nobel Peace Prize for the late Jayalalithaa.
10.10am: Fifth resolution says AIADMK will appoint Sasikala as general secretary until a new general secretary is elected.
10am: AIADMK adopts resolution to work under the leadership of Sasikala Natarajan in the party general body meeting.
9.55am: 14 resolutions passed at the AIADMK meet; demand to celebrate Jayalalithaa’s birthday as ‘National Farmers Day’ also adopted