Chennai: In a major development, the General Council meeting of AIADMK on Tuesday passed a unanimous resolution expelling VK Sasikala as the general secretary of Tamil Nadu's ruling party.
The two united factions of the ruling party also declared that their former chief late J Jayalalithaa will remain the "eternal general secretary" of the AIDMK.
The meeting also adopted that those appointed by Jayalalithaa before her death will continue to hold their respective positions within the party, effectively removing VK Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dinakaran from all top posts.
''Temporary general secretary post stands forfeited. VK Sasikala has been expelled,'' RB Udaykumar, a minister in the Tamil Nadu government, said.
All those appointed by Amma (Jayalalithaa) as office bearers, will continue to hold their positions in the party, RB Udaykumar said as he read out the resolution adopted at the AIADMK General Council meeting here.
During the meeting, it was also decided that the two factions will be formally united and all efforts to retrieve the official 'two leaves' party symbol will be taken.
The decisions of the AIADMK General Council meeting are subject to the approval of the Madras High Court, which has given a green signal to the meeting on Monday, dismissing a petition from Sasikala loyalists to put it on hold.