EC rejects AIADMK’s reply on Sasikala’s elevation


Chennai: The Election Commission on Friday rejected to accept the reply filed by AIADMK on behalf of incarcerated party general secretary VK Sasikala, to a plea challenging her appointment as party general secretary.

As per sources, the reply was signed by TTV Dinakaran, who is not a party office bearer as per records available with the EC.

On February 23, Sasikala’s nephew Dinakaran was appointed as interim deputy general secretary.

The Commission has now asked Sasikala to either sign the response herself or by an authorised signatory who is in the Commission’s list of AIADMK office bearers and send it again by March 10.

The AIADMK response to a plea filed with EC by 12 rebel party MPs from the O Panneerselvam camp had defended Sasikala’s appointment as interim general secretary of the party in the wake of J Jayalalithaa’s demise.

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