Full access at just Rs 3/day

Journalism of Courage
Advertisement

AIADMK power tussle: OPS expelled from party after EPS takes charge as interim general secretary

AIADMK power tussle: The party has also resolved to hold organisational polls to formally elect the General Secretary.

Edappadi Palaniswami was elected as the interim general secretary during the General Council meeting of the AIADMK (File)

The General Council of the AIADMK Monday revived the top party post, electing Edappadi K Palaniswami as the interim general secretary, while O Panneerselvam was expelled from the party. The GC meeting took place after the Madras High Court rejected a plea by OPS asking for a stay.

The resolution passed by the GC makes EPS the single leader of the party and discards AIADMK’s dual leadership mode of functioning, which has been in effect ever since the OPS and EPS camps buried the hatchet in 2017. OPS was expelled from the party’s primary membership and his post of treasurer.

The party has also resolved to hold organisational polls to formally elect the General Secretary.

On Monday, stating that the court cannot interfere in the squabbles of a political party and dismissing another plea against the general council meeting, Justice Krishnan Ramaswamy stated that the meeting can be conducted in accordance with the law.

Subscriber Only Stories
Premium
Premium
Premium
Premium

Before the high court pronounced its judgement, party workers clashed outside the party headquarters in Chennai, the police said.

When the GC met on June 23, all but 3 of the party’s 66 MLAs rallied behind EPS, announcing the “one and only” demand of the Council was to bring in a single-leadership system for the party – or make EPS the AIADMK chief.

(With inputs from PTI)

First published on: 11-07-2022 at 09:44:30 am
Next Story

CUET UG 2022: Exam pattern, admit card, schedule; here’s all you need to know

Home
ePaper
Next Story
close
X