Saskila ups efforts to reclaim AIADMK top post

Chennai: Expelled AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala is all set to test her support base with her tour of the districts to meet her supporters and also those disgruntled in AIADMK.

Sources said she would attend the Thevar Jayanthi scheduled for 30 October at Pasumpon village in Ramanathapuram district.

Starting her meetings with grassroots workers on 28 October in Tirunelveli, she would travel to Ramanathapuram the next day.

After a series of telephonic conversations that were recorded and released in the social media, Sasikala started issuing regular statements with her photograph in the newspaper Dr Namadhu MGR, which was once the official organ of the AIADMK. Last week, she visited MGR and Jayalalithaa memorials and claimed herself as the general secretary of the AIADMK.

Meanwhile, AIADMK coordinators O Panneerselvam (OPS) and Edapappi K Palaniswami (EPS) are fighting tooth and nail to deny her any foothold in the party.

EPS and OPS have argued before the Chennai city civil court that Sasikala has no rights to claim to be the AIADMK’s general secretary as she was expelled from the party.

NT Bureau