Published: Sunday, September 4, 2022, 12:54 [IST]
Chennai: As the issue of single leadership in the AIADMK is reaching its final stage, O. Panneerselvam, who claims that the volunteers are on his side, is doing the rounds to take the big weapon of the by-elections, but his supporters say that they are all mere rumours.
The power struggle in the AIADMK that has been going on for almost seven years is now taking a break. Edappadi Palanishamy took over as the interim general secretary of AIADMK as planned in the AIADMK general meeting held last July.
The OPS, which had already lost its seat to Sasikala and was almost alienated from the AIADMK, later joined forces with Edappadi Palaniswami. Now he also wants to sideline himself, so OPS wakes up.
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AIADMK General Committee and Edappadi Palanichamy’s election as AIADMK Interim General Secretary was invalid and the Madras High Court ruled in his favor. After this, his supporters celebrated wildly. And efforts were made to negotiate with the administrators and pull them to their side as that is all for Edappadi Palaniswami.
O. Panneer Selvam
A two-judge bench of the Madras High Court issued an action order a few days ago that the AIADMK General Committee will go ahead with the election of Edappadi Palaniswami as the Interim General Secretary. O. Panneer Selvam’s wealth has suffered a severe setback due to this and it has been reported that he will go to the Supreme Court tomorrow as a final hope. Even if the verdict was in favor of O. Panneerselvam, everyone knew that Edappadi Palaniswami would definitely be supported by the administrators when the general meeting was held.
At the same time O. Panneerselvam is saying that he has the support of the volunteers. But even though AIADMK has a volunteer voting system, Edappadi has raised a big barrier that even that requires the support of ten district secretaries. Due to this, O. Panneerselvam cannot contest the general secretary election in AIADMK because he is not a member of AIADMK in the current environment. In this situation, O. Panneerselvam, Vaithialingam and Manoj Pandian, who have decided to meet Edappadi Palanichamy in the election field, have decided to hold by-elections by resigning their posts.
Then there were reports that Edappadi Palanichamy and Panneerselvam were going to face the election and then the volunteers would know who would have the strength. If both of them ask for the double leaf symbol during the by-election, the symbol will be disabled and they will have to contest on another symbol. Some people were saying that whoever wins or gets the maximum number of votes will have a chance to take over the leadership of the AIADMK. His supporters say O Panneerselvam will not write such toxic tests now that the DMK is already strong.
And he realizes that if you ask Vaidyalingam or Manoj Pandyan to resign, why should you resign? Even if the ruling party loses in the by-elections, it will be an opportunity to make them feel that this situation would not have happened if the AIADMK had been united, but Panneerselvam’s supporters firmly say that by-elections are no chance at all. They are also investigating who leaked this information.
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While there are reports that O. Panneerselvam is planning to take the big by-election in his hand, his supporters say that they are just rumours.
Story first published: Sunday, September 4, 2022, 12:54 [IST]