The AIADMK plans to maintain its legislature party assembly on June 14, at the same time as indications of intra-party variations are popping out into the open and former interim normal secretary V.Ok. Sasikala continues to “reach out” to her “admirers”.
After submitting a petition to DGP J.Ok. Tripathy for the proposed assembly, organisation secretary D. Jayakumar informed reporters on Wednesday that office-bearers of the legislature party could be elected on the assembly that will probably be held on the party headquarters.
Nearly a month in the past (on May 10), former Chief Minister Edappadi Ok. Palaniswami was “unanimously elected” because the chief of the legislature party, and consequently, he was recognised because the Leader of the Opposition within the Assembly. It took two conferences for the party to determine on his election, as party co-ordinator O. Panneerselvam additionally needed the legislators to deliberate on elements that led to the defeat of the party within the election. He recognized the ten.5% quota for Vanniyars throughout the general reservation for the Most Backward Classes (MBCs) as one of many elements. But the camp led by Mr. Palaniswami didn’t need an elaborate evaluate then, though the previous Chief Minster briefly defined the rationale behind the inner reservation for Vanniyars.
In completely different elements of Tirunelveli, posters issued by nameless “members of the AIADMK” from the Maanur panchyat union had been seen on Wednesday morning with a message that AIADMK cadre would “lay siege” to the party headquarters if Mr. Panneerselvam, a “find” of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, “remained sidelined”. The posters, noticed in and round Tirunelveli railway junction, Vannarpet and Palayamkottai, stated the party misplaced within the ballot because the coordinator was “not consulted on crucial issues”.
The posters baffled a number of native party functionaries. Party organisation secretary and chairman of Aavin-Tirunelveli Sudha Ok. Paramasivan stated this might be the “handiwork” of his party’s adversaries. He stated he would file a criticism with the police to take motion towards these behind the posters.
Asked for a remark, Mr. Jayakumar stated the coordinator and the co-coordinator would look into the matter. “The conduct of party members should be such that no room is given for questions by our political rivals, especially the DMK, and the media,” he stated.
Office-bearers will probably be elected on the scheduled assembly of the legislature party subsequent week, the best way a frontrunner was elected on the earlier assembly, he stated. “No excitement. No ripples. There are no issues in the party,” the previous Minister stated.
Meanwhile, M. Anandan, who was the Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Minister throughout the first Ministry headed by Jayalalithaa (1991-96) and later turned the Villupuram MP, had a telephonic dialog with Ms. Sasikala. His was among the many 5 audio clips containing Ms. Sasikala’s tele-conversations along with her supporters that had been out there on social media.
In a chat with The Hindu, Mr. Anandan expressed disappointment with the best way the party was being run by Mr. Palaniswami and Mr. Panneerselvam. He added that other than himself, many leaders within the party from the Scheduled Castes, together with former Minster A. Arunachalam and former chief of the Parliamentary party P. Venugopal, weren’t given ticket this time to contest the Assembly election.