AIADMK Wants Bharat Ratna, Nobel and Magsaysay for Jayalalithaa

Sasikala Natarajan did not attend the meeting.

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AIADMK Wants Bharat Ratna, Nobel and Magsaysay for Jayalalithaa
  • AIADMK passed the fifth resolution, appoints Sasikala Natarajan as interim General Secretary
  • As many as 14 resolutions were passed in the AIADMK council meeting
  • Sasikala did not attend the meeting
  • A resolution to confer late Jayalalithaa with the Magsaysay Award and the Nobel prize for World Peace was also passed
  • A day before the meeting, AIADMK cadre attacked the husband of expelled MP Sasikala Pushpa
4:35 PM , 29 Dec

Declare Amma’s B’day as National Farmer’s Day, Says AIADMK

The AIADMK on Thursday requested the Union government to declare their late leader J Jayalalithaa's birthday – 24 Februrary – as the National Farmers' Day and award her with Bharat Ratna posthumously.

The party also resolved to whatever was necessary so that Jayalalithaa is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the Ramon Magsaysay award for implementing various welfare schemes.

The party passed a resolution to this effect at the general council meeting held in Chennai.

According to the resolution, Jayalalithaa had always called herself as a farmer and has implemented several welfare schemes for the farmers as the state Chief Minister.

12:02 PM , 29 Dec

Sasikala Accepts Resolution

Sasikala accepts the fifth resolution, appointing her interim General Secretary of the party. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam hands a copy of the resolution to her.

11:00 AM , 29 Dec

Sasikala Supporters Welcome Appointment

Party cadres and Sasikala’s supporters, waiting outside the party office, cheer and raise victory signs. "Chinnamma is the future. She can keep the party together and lead," they proclaim.

(Photo: Twitter/@The News Minute)
10:47 AM , 29 Dec

‘No Great Enthusiasm Outside Poes Garden’

Published: 29 Dec 2016, 10:04 AM IST
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