Power struggle has begun in Tamil Nadu. It was a similar situation when MGR died in 1987, but with a small difference. After MG Ramachandran, Jayalalitha was accepted as his successor by the people of Tamil Nadu. Even most of the party members had accepted them. But Janaki Ramachandran, the wife of MGR, started claiming the top position in the party. This had led to breaking of the party into two factions, one led by Jayalalitha and another by Janaki Ramachandran.
After the demise of Ms. J Jayalalitha, most of the party men had accepted the leadership of Ms. Sasikala, the confidante of Jayalalitha. Though once upon a time, she was running a video tape shop, she had rose to a virtual power of running the state by being with Jayalalitha. It was also said that it was Sasikala who decided O Panneerselvam to be the next Chief Minister. Her powerful position in the party was evident when the MLAs of AIADMK were seen falling on legs of Sasikala following Jayalalitha.
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