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Sasikala can’t be AIADMK gen secy, says party leader Madhusudanan

AIADMK leader E Madhusudanan says said he has sent a petition to the Election Commission not to recognise VK Sasikala as general secretary of Tamil Nadu’s ruling party.

india Updated: Feb 10, 2017 16:48 IST
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AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala presents a document to Tamil Nadu governor Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Thursday.(PTI)

AIADMK leader E Madhusudanan on Friday said he has sent a petition to the Election Commission not to recognise VK Sasikala as general secretary of Tamil Nadu’s ruling party.

Speaking to reporters in Chennai, Madhusudanan, now in acting chief minister O Panneerselvam’s camp, said, “As per the party by-law, a person can become general secretary of the AIADMK only if he/she is a member for a continuous period of five years.”

Madhusudanan said Sasikala was not a party member for a continuous five years and hence she was not qualified to be the general secretary.

In December, after then chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s death, Sasikala was elected the general secretary at a general council meeting of the AIADMK.

According to Madhusudanan, it was initially thought that Sasikala alone would be in the party but her family members were starting to take control of the AIADMK. This, he said, cannot be permitted.