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Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK on Thursday passed a resolution that V.K. Sasikala, a close aide of the late Chief Minister and party leader J. Jayalalithaa, is the only person fit to become the party's General Secretary.
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The party's General Council passed the resolution at its meeting here earlier in the morning. According to the party, a General Secretary has to be elected by the basic members in Tamil Nadu and the office-bearers of party wings in Puducherry, New Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra and Andaman.
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Till such time a person is elected by the various wings of the party, the General Council has unanimously decided that the fit person to become the General Secretary is Sasikala. There should be a General Secretary to chalk out the party's policies, authorise the party treasurer to handle the accounts and other activities, the party said.
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The ruling party also said it would work under the leadership of Sasikala. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and other leaders attended the meeting.
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The council also passed a resolution condoling the death of Jayalalithaa. Later, Panneerselvam took a copy of the General Council resolution to Sasikala, who is residing at Jayalalithaa's residence in Poes Garden here.