OPS vs EPS: O Pannerselvam expelled from AIADMK

Edappadi Palaniswami, the ex-Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu won over his rival O. Pannerselvam. Court canceled the plea of OPS group to uphold All Members General Council meet of AIADMK (All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) under EPS at 9:15 AM. Immediately, EPS gang conducted the huge 2500 member General Council meeting and they have elected EPS as their new Leader.

With this Dual leadership of OPS and EPS has come to an end. EPS gang even proposed party to expel O. Pannerselvam under the allegations of uniting with DMK, and performing anti-party activities. OPS has been expelled along with few of his important leaders from the party, effective immediately.

OPS dismissed these accusations and stated that he has the support of 1.5 crore party workers. He claimed that they have given him the Coordinator post. EPS gang have scrapped the Coordinator and Joint Coordinator posts.

General Secretary post elections will be held in four months time and EPS gang wants to win it without any challengers. Since the death of AMMA Jayalalitha, AIADMK party leadership has led to competition between two groups OPS and EPS.

Pannerselvam wanted the leadership and Chief Minister post too. But Edappadi got elected as CM and that started the feud. Party seniors resolved the matter temporarily by giving EPS CM post, recommending dual leadership with OPS and EPS as Coordinator and Joint Coordinator. Both have strong factions’ support. Post the defeat in the elections, EPS group has been plotting to take over the leadership from OPS and they have succeeded, finally.

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