After Jayalalithaa's demise, who will lead the AIADMK now?

Updated: Dec 09, 2016, 08:44 IST | Agencies

With the death of its most charismatic leader, the question that is engaging the AIADMK leaders, cadre and others is who will now head the party after Jayalalithaa and whether it could be her close aide Sasikala

Chennai: With the death of its most charismatic leader, the question that is engaging the AIADMK leaders, cadre and others is who will now head the party after Jayalalithaa and whether it could be her close aide Sasikala.

Filling the void may not be quite easy given the absence of a second line of leadership and the absence of any "heir" identified by the late leader, who had the party under her total command.

An indication of things to come may be had from the fact that Chief Minister O Panneerselvam yesterday held a two-hour long discussion with Sasikala, is widely perceived to be a power centre in the party, more so after Jayalalithaa's death. Sasikala's supporters in the party claim that she should be the "natural choice," for the post of General Secretary held by Jayalalithaa, but not all others are willing to concede it.

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