Tamil Nadu is all set to have a new chief minister in VK Sasikala.
The AIADMK general secretary was unanimously elected as the legislative party leader after chief minister O Panneerselvam resigned, and then proposed her name for the post.
Party sources said Sasikala is expected to take oath either on Monday or February 9. She will also meet governor C Vidyasagar Rao, and stake claim to form the state government.
Chinnamma all set to become the Next Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.— AIADMK (@AIADMKOfficial)February 5, 2017
The decision to elect Sasikala – a close aide of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa – to the post was taken at an emergency meeting convened at the party headquarters.
Honourable CM Thiru.O.Panneerselvam proposed the name of Chinnamma as the leader of AIADMK Legislature Party Leader.— AIADMK (@AIADMKOfficial)February 5, 2017
The MLAs meeting began nearly 45 minutes behind schedule on account of a preliminary meeting that was held at Sasikala’s Poes Gardens residence. Sources said the preliminary meeting ran for over two hours.