EC Asks Sasikala to Reply to Plea on Appointment As AIADMK Chief
(17 Feb) The Election Commission (EC) has issued a notice to VK Sasikala asking for her reply to a petition challenging her appointment as AIADMK General Secretary. V Maitreyan, who filed the petition and is from O Panneerselvam's faction, met Election Commission officials on Thursday objecting to Sasikala's elevation to the post. Sasikala has been asked to submit her response by 28 February. She surrendered at Parappana Agrahara jail in Bengaluru on Wednesday, after being convicted by the SC in a disproportionate assets case.