Chennai, February 4
In a bid to assuage dissenting voices among the second rung leadership, AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala on Friday appointed 13 organizing secretaries for the party. Those who have come back to limelight include veterans and former ministers K A Sengottaiyan, Gokula Indira and B V Ramana and former Chennai mayor Saidai S Duraisamy.
Putting a stop to all doubts about an able leadership to lead the party after former CM Jayalalithaa’s demise, Sasikala is trying to gain hold on the party and leaders. She has been organizing meetings with AIADMK leaders.
As part of her efforts, V K Sasikala gave posts to former ministers, senior leaders and former mayor also. With a view to increase her supporters and at the same time avoiding hostility against her, Sasikala cleverly planned the appointments.