Jayalalithaa’s Trusted Aides Sacked from AIADMK
By Vasanth Geddada : 04-Feb-2017
What a stunning move by the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Pannerselvam by sacking of three top officials who were appointed by J Jayalalithaa from CM’s office on Friday. Chief Secretary Sheela Balakrishnan, K N Venkataramanan, and A Ramalingam, the Secretary I and IV in CMO have been asked to quit their positions.
According to sources, confirmed the report said: Ramalingam’s removal has been anticipated for his close links with Sheela, Venkataramanan, who shares a good bond with Sasikala as well, had never expected to get axed by new political changes happening in the party. It is also being heard that there are many changes will be seen in near future from the ruling party.
Sources also say that in order to avoid multiple power centers at the top of the administration, they have taken the decision to sack them. It was also said that it was Natarajan, who was a political mentor of late Jayalalithaa after the death of MG Ramachandran had suggested these needed changes.
Not only these three people and complete CMO is expected to restructure and the only position that likely retains the post of Shiv Das Meena IAS. A close source to CM Paneerselvam said that a decision to remove key faces from the party. Sasikala seems to have heard to Natarajan.