Confirming a poorly kept secret, AIADMK have officially declared Sasikala Natarajan as ‘Chinnamma’ (junior ‘Amma’) via a series of party releases on Sunday.
A close aide of the recently-deceased J Jayalalithaa, Sasikala has been consolidating her hold on the party behind the scenes and is likely to be confirmed as the AIADMK general secretary.
An AIADMK tweet read: “ AIADMK party functionaries today urged Thirumathi Sasikala to lead the party on the path shown by Puratchi Thalaivi Amma.”
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Paneerselvam and most in the party high command have publicly endorsed Sasikala to be appointed general secretary.
In fact on Saturday, Paneerselvam issued a statement in which he referred to Sasikala as Chinnamma and that all the party workers knew how much of an effort she put into serving the people.