The searches were conducted in connection with unexplained routing of cash post-demonetisation through shell companies allegedly connected to VK Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dinakaran, who heads one of the wings of the AIADMK.
At the last hearing on October 6, the united OPS and EPS camps had told the Election Commission that around 95 per cent of the party is with them and urged the poll panel to recognise them as the real AIADMK.
In a general council meeting, the ruling group, headed by Chief Minister E Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, announced that the late J Jayalalithaa would be the party’s permanent general secretary.
At a time when there are expectations that Palaniswami camp would soon join hands with former chief minister and rebel leader Panneerselvam's group, Dinakaran said only Palaniswami has to respond to charges against the government.
The first round of the tour will cover nine districts where he is expected to address rallies. The AIADMK (Amma) faction, controlled by him, has also made 44 new appointments in the party, including 18 organising secretaries.