AIADMK leaders to meet today: Will Sasikala replace Paneerselvam as Tamil Nadu CM? : In the latest developments, VK Sasikala Natrajan is likely to replace O Pannerselvam and take over as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister on 8th or 9th February 2017, as per the several media reports.
VK Sasikala is the close aide of former chief minister of Tamil Nadu Late J Jayalalithaa.
On Sunday AIADMK has called a crucial party meet to finalise on the name of Sasikala for the post. An official statement regarding the same will most likely be released in coming days.
In the past, top leaders of AIADMK had demanded that Sasikala took over from Panneerselvam as ‘it’s unwise for the party and government to have separate power centers.
As per the media speculations that Sasikala would take over as state Chief Minister by January end but the change in power was delayed because of the massive protests held in Tamil Nadu over the ban of the court on Jallikattu.
Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy led a veiled attack on the leadership of AIADMK and said that it would be really awkward if Sasikala goes on to become the next Tamil Nadu Chief Minister citing her involvement in a graft case.
On Sunday, Swamy told media that there was no bar to Sasikala becoming the Chief Minister but, the practical questions are there. There is my case in the Supreme Court regarding the disproportionate assets. She is also one of the accused. So, it will be awkward if she becomes the Chief Minister.