EPS vs OPS: All eyes on GC Meet tomorrow

With only a day left for the AIADMK General Council meeting, the tussle between former Tamilnadu chief minister and party co-coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) and his former deputy CM and coordinator O Panneerselvam (OPS) did not seem to end over single-leadership in the party with both camps refusing to budge from their views.

Palaniswami is all for single leadership in the party and his camp is keen on passing a resolution in this regard on June 23 meeting while Panneersevelam claims that the general body cannot pass the resolution without his signature as per party by-law.

After the demise of Jayalalithaa in 2016, the party has been following a dual-leadership formula with EPS as co-coordinator and OPS as coordinator. Voices grew louder for single leadership in the party since the district secretary meeting on June 14.

OPS’ long-time loyalists have also joined the EPS camp. On Tuesday, Thiruvallur District Secretary Alexander and Puducherry State Secretary Anbalagan extended their support to EPS.

Earlier on Monday, senior AIADMK leaders inspected arrangements at a private hall in Chennai’s Vanagaram for holding the general body meeting.