Wrong to nominate Sasilkala Natarajan as new AIADMK chief: Sasikala Pushpa

On Friday, expelled Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader Sasikala Pushpa moved the Madras High Court saying the general council of the party should be restrained from choosing the general secretary of the party. She said that it would be a bad decision to nominate Sasikala Natarajan as the new chief of the party, reported The Times of India. She pointed out that the late chief minister J Jayalalithaa had once expelled her for conspiring against her.

She said, "It would too wrong to nominate Sasikala Natarjan as the general secretary of the party. Because nowhere madam (Jayalalithaa) has mentioned her name. She has not even given her a councillor or an MLA seat. It shows that political life is not fit for her. She was earlier expelled by Amma for conspiring against her and trying to kill her."

She also demanded a judicial inquiry into death of Jayalalithaa.

Pushpa also cited a by-law of the AIADMK, "There is a rule in Class-30 sub clause-5 that a person being a primary member for five consecutive years can contest the elections. However, if this is implied, then, Sasikala is not fit to be the general secretary."

On Thursday, the AIADMK said that Sasikala Natarajan will be party's next general secretary."It is clear that Chinnamma (Sasikala) will be the next general secretary of the party," said AIADMK spokesperson C Ponnaiyan.

Updated Date: Dec 16, 2016 20:17:18 IST