The united AIADMK today scrapped the post of general secretary in the party, announcing that its former chief J Jayalalithaa will be the “eternal general secretary”.
The move also effectively threw out VK Sasikala, who had taken over the party chief’s post after Jayalalitha’s death in December.
The decisions, however, are subject to the approval of the Madras High Court.
The general council and executive meeting called by the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E-Palasami led faction of the AIADMK has removed from the post of temporary general secretary.
Celebrations erupted the announcement was made.
The party also annulled the appointment of T T V Dhinakarana as the deputy general secretary.
It was resolved that Jayalalithaa would be the ‘eternal’ general secretary of the party.
The party also decided to create two new posts to run the party. While O Panneerselvam would be the coordinator, E Palanisami would be the deputy coordinator.