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AIADMK supporters gear up to welcome 'Chinamma' Sasikala as new general secretary

Updated: Dec 31, 2016 12:31 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Dec. 31 (ANI): With the announcement of close aide of Jayalalithaa V. K. Sasikala Natarajan elected as the new general secretary of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), the whole of Tamil Nadu has again submerged in the sea of celebration.

Sasikala will be formally taking the charge as AIADMK general secretary today.

In her support, the party members were seen wearing t-shirts bearing picture of Sasikala, welcoming her in her new office of general secretary.

Sasikala earlier on Thursday accepted the resolution to be the general secretary of AIADMK.

"Chinnamma accepts the resolution as Honourable CM Thiru.O.Panneerselvam hands over a copy of it. Chinnamma accepts to take over as AIADMK General Secretary," the party's Twitter handle wrote.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam handed over a copy of the resolution to Sasikala.

The AIADMK had passed a resolution to work under the leadership of Sasikala.

The decision was taken in the party's general body meeting.

"AIADMK adopts resolution to work under the leadership of Chinnamma," said the party's Twitter handle.

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

Jayalalithaa who passed away on December 5 evening after suffering cardiac arrest was the party's general secretary from 1989 to 2016. (ANI)