Protracted power struggle looms over AIADMK, rivals stick to their guns

The power struggle in Tamil Nadu’s main opposition party, the AIADMK appears set to go on for a long time. O Panneerselvam (OPS) approached the Election Commission and the influential Edappadi K Palaniswami camp refusing to budge.
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3 days ago

AIADMK infighting over solo leadership reaches Election Commission

AIADMK’s dominant Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) camp slammed rival leader O Panneerselvam (OPS) as a symbol of ‘betrayal’ The upcoming General Council meet shall decide whether OPS would continue as party treasurer or not.
#OPanneerselvam #AIADMK #News #Politics

4 days ago

AIADMK names EPS in-charge, calls OPS an ‘epitome of betrayal’

Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) faction appoints O Panneerselvam as in-charge of party’s administrative affairs. OPS was not present at the meeting as he was away in his hometwon, Theni. OPS may move the court and contend against arguments such as expiry of coordinator posts.
#OPanneerselvam #AIADMK #Theni #News #Politics

4 days ago

EPS camp calls OPS betrayer amid tussle

AIADMK camp led by Edappadi Palaniswami (EPS) described O Panneerselvam (OPS) as a “symbol of betrayal” and said future of OPS will be decided in the next party general council meeting on July 11. OPS shot off a letter describing the meeting as illegal as he has not signed on the statement.
#EdappadiPalaniswami #EPS #News #Politics #PeopleSociety

4 days ago

Cadres tear Panneerselvam board at AIADMK office, senior leader calls him...

Senior AIADMK leader D Jayakumar said that party coordinator O Panneerselvam was a symbol of betrayal. OPS was booed and sidelined at a general council meeting at Vanagaram. OPS could not be part of the newspaper any longer, he said. Meeting of the party’s headquarters functionaries took place amid high drama.
#Panneer #AIADMK #Vanagaram #News #Politics

4 days ago

Rumblings in AIADMK Grow as EPS Camp Convenes Meet During OPS's Tour, Latter...

The rumblings within the AIADMK over who should helm the party intensified on Sunday. The dominant Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) faction called for a brainstorming meet of top office-bearers on June 27. O Panneerselvam (OPS) said ‘cadres are on my side’ and asserted that people and party workers would punish his detractors.
#OPanneerselvam #AIADM #News #Politics

5 days ago

AIADMK in turmoil, OPS faces taunts and bottles at key meeting

A MADRAS High Court order foiled a concerted bid by the dominant faction of AIADMK, led by former chief minister E K Palaniswami, to seize complete control of the party. O Panneerselvam faced taunts, slogans of “Go back” and even plastic bottles thrown in anger.
#EKPalaniswami #AIADMK #LawGovernment #Government

1 weeks ago

EPS vanquishes OPS as an ADMK story nears end; P.S.: Two alike is a crowd

The man standing tall as the dust settled was Edappadi K Palaniswami; the one whose defeat was total was rival O Panneerselvam. OPS tally at the end of the day stood at three MLAs, even as the rest of the 63 MLAs and more than 2,200 General Council members backed EPS.
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1 weeks ago

Chennai: EPS backers hurl bottles at O Panneerselvam as party rejects all 23...

The AIADMK general council meeting witnessed a chaotic start on Thursday with the rival factions of OPS and EPS engaging in fierce sloganeering and verbal attacks. The meeting was organized at the Shrivaaru Venkatachalapathy Palace in Vanagaram, Chennai for the passing of resolutions in this regard. The first resolution was proposed by Coordinator O Panneerselvam and seconded by Edapaddi Palaniswami.
#EdapaddiPalaniswami #AIADMK #Vanagaram #News #Politics #LawGovernment

1 weeks ago

Midnight Court Drama Sheds Hope on New Dawn for OPS as Jayalalithaa's Man...

O Panneerselvam had to move an urgent hearing against a single-judge order refusing to put off the General Council meeting tipped to elevate Palaniswami as the leader of the party. Even as the judges and counsels were ready by 1am, the hearing began only around 2.45am as the case bundle was yet to reach the judge's residence from the High Court.
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1 weeks ago

Tamil Nadu: OPS leaves for AIADMK General Council meeting amid heavy police...

O Panneerselvam has left his residence for the party's General Council meeting to be held today, June 23. Supporters for All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) have gathered outside Shrivaaru Venkatachalapathy Palace in Chennai’s Vanagaram.
#OPS #TamilNadu #News #Politics

1 weeks ago

Division bench reserves Madras HC order to restrain AIADMK general council meeting

Madras High Court refused to restrain AIADMK general council meeting scheduled to be held in Chennai on June 23 from amending bylaws that will pave way for a single leadership. Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) and his former deputy CM and coordinator O Panneersevelam (OPS) are all for single leadership in the party.
#OPanneersevelam #MadrasHC #Chennai #LawGovernment #Government #News

1 weeks ago

EPS Vs OPS: AIADMK's Key General Council Meeting to Take Place Today Amid...

Madras High Court refused to interfere with the general council and executive committee meeting of the opposition AIADMK. The crucial meeting in set to take place amid possibilities of another leadership change in party’s ranks. The tussle between Edappadi K Palaniswami and his former deputy CM and coordinator O Panneersevelam (OPS) pertains to EPS seeking single leadership in the party and his camp keen on passing a resolution in this regard in June 23 meeting.
#AIADMK #LawGovernment #Government

1 weeks ago

EPS vs OPS: AIADMK grapples with internecine struggle for party control

The party faction led by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami is locked in a battle with former deputy CM and AIADMK coordinator O Panneersevelam about transitioning to a single-leadership structure. The current system came into place in 2017 with the help of the BJP, which had helped resolve the dispute between the factions.
#EdappadiKPalaniswami #OPS #TamilNadu #News #Politics

1 weeks ago

It’s EPS vs OPS again in AIADMK; Panneerselvam asks cadres to calm down

The power struggle between Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) and O Panneerselvam (OPS) has come to the fore once again. Posters rooting for the two leaders surfaced in several parts of the state. Supporters of OPS hailed him as later party leader J Jayalalithaa’s political heir.
#Panneerselvam #OPS #News #Politics

2 weeks ago