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A problem in Tamil Nadu? Palaniswami says 10 DMK MPs are in contact with his AIADMK camp

AIADMK spokesman Kovai Sathyan said many senior DMK leaders felt they had been sidelined in favor of the party.

AIADMK leader Edappadi K Palaniswami said on Wednesday that 10 DMK MPs were in contact with his faction. PTI

New Delhi: AIADMK leader Edappadi K Palaniswami said on Wednesday that 10 DMK MPs were in contact with his faction. The AIADMK leader’s big claim comes at a time when Palanisawmi and O Panneerselvam are claiming Jayalalithaa’s legacy.

“Although Tamil Nadu has many political parties, everyone has affection for AIADMK. 10 DMK MPs are in contact with us to switch sides,” Palaniswami said.

The claim also comes at a time when Palaniswami alleged that O Panneerselvam is seen as someone very close to the ruling DMK party in Tamil Nadu. Also, Panneerselvam attempted to claim the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) legacy.

Meanwhile, AIADMK spokesperson Kovai Sathyan said, “Since DMK came to power and the subsequent relief of higher-ranking family members, it has not gone well. with some older people in the party. Therefore, EPS’ statement cannot be taken lightly.”

“Indeed, there is an underlying discussion process with disgruntled elderly people regarding the development and dominance of the family within the DMK. They are all waiting for the opportunity,” Sathyan said.

He added that many senior DMK leaders feel they have been sidelined for the benefit of the party. Every action of party leaders is monitored by family members, Sathyan said.

The Madras High Court ruled in August in favor of the ousted AIADMK coordinator, O Panneerselvam, who had challenged the party’s general council meeting on July 11.

The general committee of the AIADMK has been indicted in numerous cases in the High Court and the Supreme Court.

The Madras High Court ruled that “the Acting President of AIADMK is not authorized to convene the general body under any circumstances”.

“The July 11 meeting was not called by a qualified person or with 15 days notice. There is no support for the claim that the coordinator and co-coordinator positions lapsed on June 23. This argument is fictitious and it was claimed that the actions were taken in violation of party regulations,” the judge noted.

According to the court, OPS was denied its right to the party, on the basis of which the judgment was issued. More than political, the question is legal, say the experts.

The EPS is considered the strongest leader at the executive level of the party. Although not as charismatic as MGR and Jayalalithaa, he was able to bring all the directors under his control. Therefore, he believed he could take control of the party through the general council. Moreover, it was also the most important place where he slipped.

With contributions from agencies

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