Sasikala to be removed from post

Late J.Jayalalithas aide and confidante V.K.Sasikala currently in a Bengaluru jail for corruption will be removed as interim secretary of the AIADMK at the general council meeting to be held today She was appointed to this post in December 2016 immediately after the death of Jayalalitha.

This was one of the major conditions put forth by O.Paneerselvam for merging his faction with the EPS camp.However it is not clear whether she would be expelled from the party. Meanwhile a Division Bench of the Madras High Court refused to issue an injunction from holding the meeting but said that any decision taken in the meeting would be subject to the final outcome of the Appeal filed against the the single judges order.A petition was filed by Perambur MLA P.Vetrivel to restrain EPS and OPS from conducting the meeting to remove Sasikala from her post.