The AIADMK’s MLA and Madurai rural district secretary, V V Rajan Chellappa, who asked the demand for a single leadership to guide the party, if uncertain the success of the present joint leadership. It was the change of party’s MLA R T Ramachandran, representing the Kunnam assembly constituency in Perambalur district, who not only seconded Rajan Chellappa’s stand on the demand for the leadership but also asserted party coordinator and deputy CM O Pannerselvam for trying to impel his family’s interests over those of the party.
After establishing himself in the CM’s chair and protected the government’s continuation, even though with a narrow majority, through gets from the new assembly by-elections, AIADMK workers feels that EPS is now viewing the leadership role in AIADMK.
“The government’s survival is no longer in question. EPS could utilize the June 12 meeting of the party to push for convening the general counsel with an agenda to nullify the amendments introduced in the party’s by-laws, in the last general council meeting held on September 12, 2017, and get himself appointed as the party’s temporary general secretary,” a senior AIADMK leader said.