AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala was on 5th Feb 2017 elected as legislature party leader by MLAs during a party meeting. This was paving way for her to become next Tamil Nadu CM.
"Chinnamma all set to become the Next Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu," AIADMK said in a tweet.
Panneerselvam proposed Sasikala's name at the meeting of AIADMK legislators.
Earlier, Panneerselvam and other ministers met Sasikala at the Poes Garden residence of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa where Sasikala continues to live.
The ostensible purpose of the meeting was to discuss the government's activities, issues pertaining to various constituencies and the manner in which Jayalalithaa's birth anniversary on February 24 is to be celebrated.
The meeting was called a day after Sasikala appointed some former ministers and others who were earlier shunted out by Jayalalithaa to various party posts.AIADMK: Know More
- Abbreviation: AIADMK
- Founder: M. G. Ramachandran
- Founded: 1972
- Split from: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
- Ideology: Social democracy, Populism, Paternalism
- Political position: Centre
- ECI Status: State Party
- Alliance: National Democratic Alliance (1998-1999 & 2004-2006); Third Front (2008–present)