Chennai: The AIADMK’s top policy making body on Tuesday showed the door to incarcerated interim General Secretary VK Sasikala, removing her from the post and declaring all appointments made by her as invalid.
The General Council (GC) meet also did away with the powerful General Secretary post, adopting resolutions to these effect.
The keenly awaited meeting declared as invalid all appointments and removals made by Sasikala till February 15 when she surrendered in a Bengaluru court in connection with a
With the general council declaring that decisions taken by Sasikala were not valid, the appointment of her nephew Dhinkaran to the post by her is also annuled by default.
Sasikala was appointed to the post on December 29 by the AIADMK general council in the aftermath of the death of party supremo J Jayalalithaa.
However, a day after the Supreme Court convicted her and two others in a disproportionate assets case, she had surrendered in the court and was lodged in the central prison in
Bengaluru on February 15.
Tuesday’s meeting also decided to create two new posts-- Coordinator and Joint Coordinator to run the party.
Party top leaders Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and Chief Minister K Palaniswami will be the Coordinator and Joint Coordinator respectively till elections are held to the posts.
Meeting after the green signal by the Madras High Court, which declined a plea to stay the event, the General Council also gave administrative powers to the Coordinator and Joint Coordinator to steer the party.
“Following an atmosphere of shock of Amma’s untimely death and concern, VK Sasikala was appointed as interim general secretary to attend to routine party work. This General Council unanimously resolves to cancel her appointment made on December 29, 2016. (It also) resolves that all those appointments and removals made by her between December 30, 2016 and February 15, 2017 are not valid,” the meeting, the second since Jayalalithaa’s death, resolved.