Thanthai Periyar used to say that there was no political struggle in the real sense of the word, but only Aryan – Dravidian power struggle; politics is only a camouflage.
That has been amply proved by the Brahmin – controlled media in Tamil Nadu after the demise of Selvi J. Jayalalitha, the Chief Minister and the General Secretary of AIADMK (All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) political ruling party.
As per the Constitutional mandate, the Tamil Nadu State Ministry got sworn in under the Chief Ministership of
O. Panneerselvam. Nobody knows whether it is a successive ministry or stop – gap ministry! But the solidarity of the Legislative Assembly Members of AIADMK was proved in the election of the Chief Minister by them.
But the post of the General Secretary was not filled in that way; one has to be duly elected by the General Council and also the Executive Council as per the norms of the AIADMK.
Ms. Sasikala has been with late AIADMK Chief Jayalalitha through her thick and thin, weathering all the storms, trials and tribulations. Hence, most of the ministers including the Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam, other members of General Council and other members of the party requested her to steer the ship of the AIADMK at this crucial hour.
It is a public secret that the Central ruling political party, BJP was employing all kinds of subterranean tricks to grab the state apparatus through their usual ‘modus operandi’.
Simultaneously the Brahminical media was conducting a smear campaign against Sasikala, trying to create disunity among the cadres of the party. All sorts of predictions and campaign did not yield the desired result.
Weighing different options, it has emerged that Ms. Sasikala is the best suitable choice, under the prevailing circumstances – no other competent person is seen anywhere in the vicinity to claim the helm within the party.
Let us remember that AIADMK is a political party with the strength of 50 MPs in both the Houses of the Parliament and the State Government apparatus with 136 MLAs.
DMK (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) as the opposition party does not indulge in short- cut methods to topple the government through political manoeuvring of ‘Ayarams – Gayarams’. This political maturity and decency is to be much appreciated .
Defeating the Brahminical propaganda of attempting to bring another brahmin to this post, Ms. Sasikala has been unanimously elected by the General Council of AIADMK. She has assumed the mantle and assured the rank and file of the party to continue the great Dravidian political mission, in the line of Periyar, Anna, MGR and Jayalalitha.
Our Hearty Congratulations! We hope and trust she would acquit herself best in the onerous responsibility.