CHENNAI/COIMBATORE: AIADMK general secretary and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday relieved Aspire K Swaminathan from the post of IT Wing secretary of the party and appointed an Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad graduate, G Ramachandran of Balaji Nagar, Singanallur constituency, Coimbatore district as the new secretary of the wing. She has directed the party cadre to extend full cooperation to Ramachandran.
Ramachandran was inspired by the leadership and administration of AIADMK supremo. He skipped IIM’s campus placement drive in March last year to enter politics.
Ramachandran inherited his political aspirations from his late father Singai Govindarasu, who was an MLA from Singanallur between 1991 and 1996, which drove him to contest in the student’s affairs council election at IIM-A and become its general secretary.
He completed his schooling at PERKS Matriculation Higher Secondary School, followed by a diploma (EEE) at PSG Polytechnic College and BE (ECE) at PSG College of Technology, before joining the post-graduate programme at IIM Ahmedabad in 2013.
Party sources said Ramachandran, is likely to to take charge of his new responsibilities on Tuesday and spearhead the party’s campaign in cyberspace during the State Assembly elections.
PC Nowhere in Cong Seat-Sharing Panel
Chennai: Former Union Minister P Chidambaram, one of the senior Congress leaders in Tamil Nadu, is not part of the eight-member seat-sharing committee formed to hold talks with the DMK. Chidambaram played a key role in seat-sharing talks with the DMK during the 2011 Assembly elections. However, the then TNCC president KV Thangkabalu is one of the members of the present committee. The other members are: TNCC president EVKS Elangovan, K Gopinath, CLP leader, M Krishnasamy, D Yasodha, S Thirunavukkarasar, Dhanushkoti Aditan and APCV Shanmugam. Thiruvaukkarasar told mediapersons that the committee would commence talks with the DMK team soon.