EPS unhappy over LS poll work

Following an extensive election campaign for the Lok Sabha polls, AIADMK General Secretary and former Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami convened a crucial meeting in Chennai to assess the party’s performance and strategize for the upcoming assembly elections in 2026. Palaniswami’s call to action comes amidst mounting anticipation and fervor surrounding the political landscape, as the AIADMK aims to regain power in the state.

Addressing district secretaries, election in-charges, and candidates from Chennai, Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur, and Chengalpet districts, Palaniswami underscored the importance of capitalizing on the prevailing political climate, which he hinted was favorable to the AIADMK. Emphasizing the need to galvanize support and build momentum, Palaniswami urged party functionaries to redouble their efforts in order to secure victory in the forthcoming assembly polls.

During the closed-door meeting, which lasted for nearly 90 minutes, Palaniswami expressed his dissatisfaction with the election works carried out by several party functionaries, particularly in Chennai Central constituency. While refraining from naming individuals, Palaniswami highlighted lapses in campaign coordination and urged leaders to address any shortcomings to strengthen the party’s electoral prospects.

Accompanied by senior leaders including C Ponnaiyan, D Jayakumar, and Gokula Indira, Palaniswami emphasized the need for unity and unwavering commitment among party cadres, invoking the legacy of late leaders MG Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa. Palaniswami lamented the perceived decline in party loyalty and urged members to reignite the spirit of dedication and service championed by the party’s founding figures.

Reflecting on the overwhelming response received during his campaign and public meetings across the state, Palaniswami urged party leaders to capitalize on anti-incumbency sentiments against the D