News Delhi: Shashikala who was earlier accused of giving poison to the Ex-Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalitha, is elected as an AIADMK new Party chief on Thursday in the party general council meeting. She has now become the new mother of Tamil Nadu Politics after the sudden death of Jayalalitha on 5th of December.
This was the first meeting of the general council after her death. Shashikala is also elected as party General Secretary in the meeting. Senior Party leader in the council passed 14 important resolution which includes the elevation of Shashikala, in her absence in the meeting. Party members also accepted the proposal of commemorating Jayalalithaa’s birth anniversary as Kisan diwas.
Shashikala emerged as a third tallest leader of the 44-year-old AIADMK, which was started by MG Ramachandran (MGR) in 1972. MGR an erstwhile actor of Tamil Nadu film industry started his political career with DMk, who later separated from the party and formed his own party AIADMK. After the dismissal of MGR, his co-star and good friend Jayalalitha took over as a party chief. Now Jayalalitha is succeeded by her close friend Shashikala.
Senior Party leader E. Madhusudhan convene the general council meeting today, which is attended by Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and other district level party leader. Party also passed a resolution in favor of giving Nobel Peace Prize and Ramon Magsaysay award to Amma.
Shashikala, known for her two-decade-old friendship with Jayalalitha, also infamous for allegedly conspiring to kill Jaya as she refused to make her Husband a new Chief Minister of the state in 2011. Jaya was Known as iron lady of the southeastern state. However, the political potential of Shashikala is yet to be proved.
Jaya was also known for toppling the government of Attal Bihari Government in the center. However, Shashikala recently came in news for his rift with Jayalalitha. Despite her tension with Jaya and being ousted by her from Party, news of Shashikala’s elevation as a party’s new mother is shocking for many party leaders.