4 ministers urge Sasikala to take up reins of govt

Tirunelveli: Four state ministers today urged Sasikala, long time aide of Jayalalithaa, to take up the reins of government and also lead AIADMK.

A resolution to this effect was passed at a meeting of the Tirunelveli Urban Jaya Peravai (Forum) led by AIADMK’s state secretary and revenue minister R B Udhayakumar.

Others who participated in the meeting were V M Rajalakshmi, Sevoor Ramachandran and Kadambur Raju.

After the demise of Jayalalithaa on December 5, state ministers and leaders, including party presidium chairman E Madusudanan, AIADMK treasurer and Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai had urged Sasikala take on the mantle of General Secretary and lead the party.

Sasikala, 60, had been a close aide of Jayalalithaa for three decades and was always seen as a power centre in AIADMK.