AIADMK turns 48, party time for EPS & OPS

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy CM O Panneerselvam at the founding day celebrations of the AIADMK in Chennai today.

Chennai: The ruling AIADMK in Tamilnadu today celebrated its 48th founding day, with top leaders Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who are the party’s joint coordinator and coordinator, respectively, leading the celebrations.

At the AIADMK headquarters at Royapattah here which wore a festive look for the occasion, Palaniswami and Panneerselvam garlanded the statues of party veterans M G Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa, both former Chief Ministers.

They also unfurled a party flag and distributed sweets to those present, including senior leaders and mediapersons. The party office was decorated with AIADMK colours and an arch to mark the celebrations.

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam was founded by MGR in 1972 following the charismatic actor’s expulsion from the DMK by
its then chief, the late M Karunanidhi. Ramachandran was shown the door by Karunanidhi from the DMK following difference between the two leaders.

NT Bureau