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OPS offer for work together rejected by EPS

OPS offer for work together rejected by EPS

AIADMK leader Edappadi K Palaniswami rejects former chief minister O Panneerselvam’s offer to work together for the welfare of the party. 


A day after the Madras High Court ordered status quo and termed the July 11 general council meeting electing Palaniswami as the interim general secretary of the party as invalid, Palaniswami met the news persons. 
He said, “Panneerselvam has often invited us to work together. 


The main reason behind the invitation is that he and his family members want posts in the party. But they are not ready to work for the party. 

AIADMK leaders MGR and J Jayalaithaa had built the party from the scratch and took it to the path of victory. Now, certain people want to make it theirs. We are working to prevent it. That’s why we are facing problems.” 


“Only the general council has the rights to amend or change the party by-laws. Because only the general council has created the posts of coordinator and joint coordinator. Accordingly, the council could make alterations in the posts as the council members were also elected through election,” he said. 


Pointing out that the council meeting was conducted to bring in changes in the dual leadership of the party, he said that Panneerselvam had not attended the meeting. 


“Let him bring in changes in the party after gaining the support of the party cadres. But, how fair is it to seek the intervention of the court without even attending the party meeting? When he does not even obey the party rules, how could we work with him?” he questioned. Refusing to attend the council meeting on July 11, Panneerselvam and his supporters had vandalized the party headquarters and stolen the important documents from the party office, he said and added that certain people wanting to own the party is the main reason for the current state of the party. 


“After the death of Jayalalithaa, the party had divided into two groups. It is to unite the groups, the posts of coordinator and joint coordinator were created. It is not just the wish of general council members, but also the party cadres want single leadership in the party,” he said. 

 “Panneerselvam had done dharmayutham opposing Sasikala. Now, why is he inviting them to work together? He does not want to work for the party. He just wants party posts. Single leadership is the wish of the party cadres,” he added.