AIADMK general secretary, AIADMK MP and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Thambidurai has urged her to accept the wishes of the cadres and “immediately” take over as chief minister of Tamil Nadu, according to ANI. The appeal for Sasikala to take charge as CM follows her emotional speech to the AIADMK members on Saturday.
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In a letter issued to the media, Thambidurai, who is AIADMK propaganda secretary, wrote: “When the country is going to face parliamentary election in two years, our party AIADMK has to function very effectively to get the wholehearted support of the people, and to continue to win the election, as was done by Puratchi Thalaivar and Puratchi Thalaivi, I emphatically request that Respected Chinnamma has to immediately take over the leadership of the Government, as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.”
Earlier, Revenue Minister Udayakumar and AIADMK spokesperson Ponnaiyan had made a similar call for Sasikala to assume the charge of the government.