The AIADMK general council meeting is likely to be held on December 29, 2016 to pay tribute to former chief minister J Jayalalithaa and also to elect the general secretary of the party.
The Times of India reported that the AIADMK is waiting for Sasikala to officially become the next general secretary.
However, Sasikala Pushpa, expelled party Rajya Sabha member, had filed a case at the Madras High Court against Sasikala Natarajan becoming the general secretary of the party. KM Vijayan, a constitutional expert and advocate representing Sasikala Pushpa told TOI that Sasikala N does not satisfy the primary eligibility condition of being a member of the party for five years continuously.
The next hearing for the case is on Friday (today), after which, the party is expected to announce its general meeting.
After Jayalalithaa expelled Sasikala N and her family in 2011, she was re-instated into the party in March 2012. Vijayan added that an amendment to the party by-laws is required and that a 21-day notice period is also necessary, reported TOI.
A senior AIADMK member told TOI that this eligibility criterion can be given the miss with amendments and the unanimous approval of the party rank and file. He added that every minister, MLA, senior office bearer and key member of the party‚Äôs various wings has signed the resolution asking Sasikala N to head the party.
However, on Thursday, expelled member Sasikala Pushpa has said that she would contest for the top post in the party, depending on the judgement given by the Madras High Court.