Heated exchanges at AIADMK meet, all eyes on executive committee

Chennai: The meeting of and district secretaries and senior office-bearers of the main opposition AIADMK on Wednesday saw an intense exchange of views on several issues.

Hours after the meeting during which demands for expanding the Steering Committee and bestowing additional powers to it were raised, party coordinator Panneerselvam and joint coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami announced that the party’s Executive Committee meeting will happen on 1 December.

Wednesday’s meeting, which was also attended by party MPs and MLAs, discussed its strategy to win the ensuing urban civic body polls, senior leader D Jayakumar later told reporters.

According to sources, the meeting witnessed Panneerselvam and Palaniswami articulating their divergent views on the 10.5 per cent quota and the steering committee.

The Executive Committee is likely to discuss the internal elections and convening of the General Council.

 

NT Bureau