Power struggle rocks AIADMK

Wednesday 22nd June 2022 06:44 EDT

CHENNAI: The impasse in AIADMK, the main opposition party in Tamil Nadu, is continuing ahead of the party general council meeting scheduled for June 23. O Panneerselvam and K Palaniswami factions are keen that their leader emerge as the single leader of the party.

While the post of opposition leader was granted to K Palaniswami, the party chief coordinator post was given to O Panneerselvam. However, the party has been under a dual leadership and several leaders have criticized this arrangement stating that AIADMK has lost its fighting spirit due to this.

Following widespread criticism at all party forums it was decided to call council meeting of the party on June 23 and to take a decision on the same. There are reports that a majority of party functionaries are supporting the candidature of Palaniswami as the single leader of the party and that under him, the party would function unitedly.

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