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Sasikala’s plea seeking right to hold General Secretary post dismissed

Sasikala’s plea seeking right to hold General Secretary post dismissed

A civil court in Chennai dismissed the plea filed by former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa's confidante Sasikala seeking the right to be general secretary of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK).

The decision to elect Sasikala as AIADMK general secretary after the demise of former chief minister Jayalalithaa passed away and the relevant files were handed over to Sasikala by Edappadi Palanisamy and others. Following this, Sasikala took over as the General Secretary of the AIADMK.

 However, Sasikala was sentenced to a jail term in a disproportionate assets case. 

Edappadi Palanisamy then appointed Sasikala's nephew TTV Dhinakaran as the Deputy General Secretary. The AIADMK General Committee that convened in September 2017 passed a resolution removing Sasikala and Dhinakaran from the posts of General Secretary and Deputy General Secretary. 

Sasikala had then filed a case in the magistrate's court in Chennai seeking annulment of the general body meeting. AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam and Edappadi Palanisamy filed an interlocutory petition seeking dismissal of Sasikala's case. 

Stating that even the Election Commission had reiterated that the party belonged to the current AIADMK leadership, EPS and OPS demanded that Sasikala's petition be dismissed outright. In this context, the case came up for hearing today and the court dismissed Sasikala’s plea.