2016 4:05 pm Abhishek Bachchan is all excited to begin the promotions of his upcoming film “Housefull 3” after missing in action over a month as the actor was recovering from a slipped disc.let him sleep on the bed, will step into Amma’s shoes as the party supremo."The future will be bright We believe Amma would have told Chinnamma what to do Don’t ask me anything about the leadership of the party" Kamaraj said A group of men get their heads tonsured to mourn the passing of former TN chief minister J Jayalalithaa Firstpost/TS Sudhir Belief in this case translates into blind faith and a world of make believe That all will be well It is difficult to believe that Jaya would have told Sasikala anything about the future of the AIADMK because till she suffered the cardiac arrest at 5 pm on 4 December the chief minister was all set to return home There is nothing to suggest that Jaya was preparing for the inevitable She was joking with nurses at Apollo Hospitals and inviting them home for coffee MA Peer Mohammed district secretary of the AIADMK in Dindigul another one with a shaven pate was following the Hindu tradition of tonsuring when a parent passes away This ‘son’ of Amma was categorical any decision on the next leader of the party will be taken in Amma’s name "She protected us when she was alive She will protect us when she is no more too" he said If fear and apprehension defined the AIADMK when Jaya was around it hasn’t quite changed after she has passed away Everyone is in a wait-and-watch mode looking at how things unfold "Just wait for seven days of mourning to get over AIADMK will self-destruct" said Muniswamy a Chennai resident who had come to the MGR Memorial on Wednesday He said the presence of the entire Sasikala clan especially M Natarajan by Jayalalithaa’s body is a bright red warning sign Jayalalithaa had forbidden everyone in the AIADMK from having any truck with Natarajan a man she despised He is seen as a Tamilian Amar Singh and was persona non grata for Jaya It was therefore surprising how none of Jaya’s sycophantic followers raised a stink at his presence The optics tell the story While everyone agrees Sasikala was Amma’s chosen one as a companion her family was anathema to her The public spectacle at Rajaji Hall was designed to convey that the Mannargudi (a small town in Tiruvarur district where Sasikala hails from) parivaar is in charge Mannargudi is over 350 kilometres from Chennai File image of the mortal remains of Tamil Nadu’s former chief minister Jayaram Jayalalithaa kept for public viewing at Rajaji Hall in Chennai on Tuesday PTI So far MGR and Jayalalithaa were the sole leaders of the AIADMK With Jaya’s passing away the era of a "military force unit under one commander" has come to an end It is almost certain that O Panneerselvam will not be the general secretary as well The chances of Sasikala being elected as the next general secretary are deemed very high That will mean the power will move from the party to a family How the AIADMK structure reacts to that will be critical to its future The other important question is whether Amma would have wanted Sasikala to step up There were absolutely no indications to that effect She was neither given any position within the party or the government or made an MP or MLA If she had been it would have been a pointer to the succession within the AIADMK The power that she wielded was behind the boundary walls of Veda Nilayam in Poes Garden Jayalalithaa’s residence This is unlike MGR who groomed Jayalalithaa first by appointing her propaganda secretary of the party in 1982 and then sending her to the Rajya Sabha It is extremely naive of the AIADMK’s second and third rung leadership to believe that Amma would have told Chinnamma what to do But then Sasikala controlled the gates to Jayalalithaa She had her say in the choice of candidates and is is assumed that it is now payback time and the MLAs and district secretaries would back her Sasikala was also the person many of them stayed in touch with which meant an extra-constitutional authority within the party ruled the roost in Jayalalithaa’s name She can possibly do it officially now in the name of the late Jayalalithaa But the Disproportionate Assets case verdict hangs over her head like a Damocles sword While the conservative view is that it would stop her from becoming the AIADMK general secretary my sense is that controlling the party and by extension the government will be Sasikala’s ticket to the corridors of power in Chennai and New Delhi Her arrangement with Panneerselvam would loosely be like that between Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh The power soap opera within the AIADMK is only going to get more rivetting Keep watching this space By: Indo-Asian News Service | Mumbai | Published: March 20 2015 2:51 pm Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee Related News Sabyasachi Mukherjee whose sartorial creations marked by traditional fabrics and techniques have made him a globally recognised name in the world of design believes that national clothing has the power to foster nationalism He says the youths’ appreciation of Indian handloom calls for revival of the craft “It’s a fragmented society and nothing fosters nationalism like national clothing so one day out of week if we start wearing something Indian then we will make India more proud” Mukherjee told IANS on the sidelines of Lakme Fashion Week summer-resort 2015 “Also imagine the livelihood that we could give to so many people at grassroots level if the consumption of Indian textile will go up?Modi knows that if he has to fight for the country? So we wanted to make them bat first so that we could get them out early and chase down the target, ? download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: August 10, Rahul Sinha.

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