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Tamil Nadu CM Panneerselvam formally announces Sasikala Natarajan as AIADMK general secretary

Updated: Dec 29, 2016 16:18 IST

Chennai [India], Dec. 29 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Thursday formally announced the news of Sasikala Natarajan being nominated as All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary.

"Today with the resolution of the party madam Chinamma has been nominated as the party's general secretary. Very soon she'll come to the party headquarter of AIADMK and start undertaking her duties," said Panneerselvam.

The AIADMK in its general body meeting passed a resolution to work under the leadership of Sasikala.

The resolution was accepted by Sasikala, the confirmation of which was posted by the party's Twitter handle.

"AIADMK adopts resolution to work under the leadership of Chinnamma," it read.

On January 2, 54-year old Natarajan will formally take over as AIADMK general secretary, a post held by late party supremo J. Jayalalithaa till she died on December 5.

After Jayalalithaa died, the party had announced that Natarajan would replace her as the chief of her party even though she is not technically qualified.

The general secretary has to have completed five years as an active member. (ANI)

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