AIADMK merger Live Updates: Merger between EPS-OPS camps delayed

AIADMK merger: The warring factions of the AIADMK are expected to announce the merger shortly and chalk out the future course of action.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 18, 2017 11:38 pm
 AIADMK merger live updates, AIADMK merger, K Palaniswami, O Panneerselvam, tamil nadu politics, jayalalithaa, amma memorial, india news, indian express AIADMK merger: EPS-OPS factions to announce AIADMK merger shortly.

The warring factions of the AIADMK are expected to announce the merger shortly and chalk out the future course of action, a day after the Tamil Nadu government announced an investigation into the death of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Chief Minister E K Palaniswami and his predecessor O Panneerselvam are expected to make a joint announcement at J Jayalalithaa’s memorial at the Marina beach in Chennai. Panneerselvam is also expected to officially respond to Palaniswami’s announcement on setting up of an inquiry commission to probe Jayalalithaa’s death, one of the key demands of his faction for the merger. The removal of jailed party general secretary VK Sasikala and her kin, including deputy general secretary T T V Dhinakaran, from the AIADMK was the other major demand.

Below are the LIVE UPDATES: 

11.30 pm: The merger between the OPS and the EPS has been delayed, according to ANI.

10.50 pm: O Panneerselvam was supposed to hold a press meet late tonight which has been postponed.

10.40 pm: AIADMK supporters visit former TN CM Jayalalithaa’s memorial at Chennai’s Marina Beach

10.30 pm: AIADMK sources have told PTI that there are still some “ticklish issues” between the OPS and the EPS which need to be addressed by both groups, however no further details were provided by the sources.

9.00 pm: Earlier in the day, sidelined AIADMK (Amma) leader TTV Dhinakaran had downplayed the expected merger of both the factions and said it would not last long.

8.05 pm: Jayalalithaa’s memorial at the Marina beach in Chennai has been decked up amid talks of possible merger of two warring factions of AIADMK.

7.59 pm: OPS group, led by Panneerselvam, had severed ties with AIADMK to form a separate outfit-AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi)-in February and demanded the removal of Sasikala and her family members from the party and a probe into Jayalalithaa.

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    Chattur Chamar
    Aug 19, 2017 at 12:11 pm
    So finally everyone got their fair share. This deal is all about covering the real cause of death and partishioning the huge amount of black white and all kind of money what they acquired during the rule. I will say it is an intelligent move. Better to have peaceful deal rather than letting RSS chaddis in the state.
    1. L
      Lungii maeyy Pungii
      Aug 19, 2017 at 4:48 am
      Ayyo ayyo kaall raat ko Ammaa kaa aatmaa humarrey sapnaeyy maeyy aayaa jii. Aurr humsaeyy bollaa jii kii Ammaa kaeyy waastaey Nobel prize laennaey kaa jee. Rajnikanth Saar ko Party president banaaney kaa jee. Yummaa kaa aatmaa humsaeyy bollaa jii kii Sasikala chuddaiil naeyy yumma kaa murder kiyaa jii through slow poisoning.
      1. m
        Aug 19, 2017 at 12:09 am
        dear ops with selfish at udes keep always drama scenes with no end frustrating confusing late c.m's genuine voters who casts their only for sacred charecters of her atfirst let this two should understand for whose mercy they got positions pointing at each others for filmsy things won't reap fruits when they will change this arrogance?make crowds is easy with posts but if they see ensuming years to hold office to tackle crisis that are forgotton does it mean running a govt.will anybody vote?no! if it goes on.even for small matters crowding late c.m's beach memorial does she hear grievances?its of no use to find even a pinch of her skeleton for the puprpose as beach sands are salty with 9months passed nothing to research then why guiding false hope among cadres is the only question now.ladders are standstill but going thro' up deserves honesty oterwise a big fall.late c.m's mgr amma never believed dishonest mla's but during their tenure trained mla's with truth alone only
        1. R
          Aug 18, 2017 at 10:05 pm
          chu.tiya tambi's
          1. T
            Aug 18, 2017 at 8:08 pm
            group of thieves trying to to safe guard the loot by handing over half the booty under jurisdiction of Tadipaar Amit the hatchet man of Feku56
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