Sasikala Natarajan takes political plunge, elected as AIADMK chief AIADMK adopts resolution to work under the leadership of Sasikala Natarajan in the party general body meeting. Chennai: Sasikala Natarajan, close friend of former Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, took over the reins of the ruling AIADMK with party leaders unanimously electing her as general secretary of the 44-year-old Dravidianparty at its general council meeting on Thursday. A resolution condoling the passing away of Jayalalithaa was adopted following which the general council members observed silence and paid tributes to the departed leader Jayalalithaa. Top party leaders including party presidium E Madhusudanan and Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who is also the party treasurer were among the participants.
14 resolutions were passed in AIADMK general body meet. Resolution demanding Jayalalithaa's birthday be celebrated as 'National Farmers Day' was also adopted.
Another resolution to confer Jayalalithaa with Magsaysay Award and Nobel Prize for World Peace was passed in the meeting.
At the meeting, the chair used by late Jayalalithaa was placed at the centre with her picture, implying that she was still the supreme leader of the party.