Tamil Magan Hussain was elected the President of AIADMK Presidium. (Photo/ANI)
Chennai: Tamil Magan Hussain was elected president of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) presidium at the party’s general council meeting on Thursday. He was till now the chairman of the Interim Presidium.
Meanwhile, the General Council meeting of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) rejected all 23 proposals.
AIADMK Presidium President Tamil Magan Hussain announced that it has been decided to hold the next General Council meeting of AIADMK on July 11, 2022 at 9.15 am.
After the proposals were rejected, supporters of O Panneerselvam, who wanted to continue the dual leadership pattern in the party, staged a walkout from the meeting.
“All the members rejected all the 23 proposals and the only demand of the general committee members is on single leadership. When the next general committee meeting is convened, all these will be adopted along with the proposals of a single leadership,” said AIADMK deputy coordinator KP Munusamy.
He further said that when the next General Council meeting is held, all 23 resolutions and one leadership resolution will be passed.
AIADMK General Council meeting is underway at Srivaru Venkatachalapathy Palace in Vanagaram, Chennai.
Former Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, former Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and other party leaders are present in the meeting.
After Jayalalithaa’s demise in 2016, the party has been following a dual leadership formula with EPS as co-coordinator and OPS coordinator.
Palaniswami favors a single leadership in the party and his camp is keen to pass a resolution in this regard in the June 23 meeting, while Panneersevelam claims that the general body cannot pass a resolution without his signature as per the party bye-law Is.
The voices for a single leadership in the party intensified after the district secretary’s meeting on June 14. Both the camps held several rounds of talks to resolve the issue, but were unsuccessful. The OPS also wrote a letter to the EPS seeking postponement of the general body meeting citing a “confused situation” in the party, which was rejected by the AIADMK co-coordinator.
As compared to the OPS, the EPS enjoys the support of a larger number of party legislators and district secretaries.
Amidst all this drama, longtime Ops loyalists have also joined the EPS camp. On Tuesday, Tiruvallur district secretary Alexander and Puducherry state secretary Anbalagan extended their support to the EPS.
Last week, amid a tussle between the OPS and the EPS over the issue of single leadership in the AIADMK, the former held a “personal meeting” with his supporters and district secretaries at the party office here.
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