AIADMK held a general body meeting with the district secretaries, top leaders and cadres today in Chennai. In the meeting the issue of single leadership was raised by the party leaders and MLAs of the AIADMK party.
After the death of former Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa, there was a ruckus for the next Chief Minister candidate. After several meetings, Sasikala chose Edappadi Palaniswami as the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
Edappadi Palaniswamy was chosen as the Chief Minister and completed his tenure in 2021 with several controversies leaving behind.
After AIADMK facing a massive defeat in the state assembly elections with winning only 65 seats, both the senior leaders Edappadi Palaniswami and O. Panneerselvam headed the party.
The fight between OPS and EPS is a long going fight. The party cadres, supporters, followers, leaders, MLAs have been raising the issue from past several months that the AIADMK leaders are not able to fight as opposition due to dual leadership in the party.
Later on, a senior leader and ex minister from Jayalalithaa’s cabinet has raised the issue that the ally party BJP is trying to fill in the boots of AIADMK as the opposition party in Tamil Nadu. This has led a fresh controversy and big setback for AIADMK and then the party council decided to call a meeting.
The meeting persisted for four long hours in the AIADMK headquarters today in Chennai.
After the meeting, a senior leader and ex-minister Jayakumar said, “The leaders and cadres have raised the solo leadership structure to be followed instead of dual leadership. He also quoted that MGR and Jayalalithaa has also followed the solo leadership structure which made them successful. The party will decide on who will be the single face of AIADMK. AIADMK will also be the ruling party in 2026”.
Now the decision of single party leadership is under discussion and the single leadership will be revealed on 23rd June 2022 in the next general body meeting.