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AIADMK power struggle: OPS team to hold negotiations with EPS camp

ANI  |  Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] 

The O. Panneerselvam faction of the All Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) has announced that a team, headed by K.P. Munusamy, would hold negotiations with the faction belonging to Chief Minister E. Palanisamy camp.

The team will also include and Ma Foi K Pandiarajan.

Meanwhile, former chief minister Panneerselvam said, "Before discussing the issue (of merger), discussion on conditions will not be fair. Something good will happen."

The Puratchi Thalaivi faction yesterday announced the setting up of a committee to oversee talks between the camps headed by Chief Minister Edapadi K. Palanisamy and his predecessor O. Panneerselvam.

OPS campaign leader K. Pandiarajan told ANI, "We have a got a formal invite from EPS camp for appointing a committee. We have agreed that we will go ahead and nominate the committee very soon by the end of the day."

Pandirajan informed that they have already submitted lakhs of affidavits, adding that they would continue to do work towards the goal of having talks with the rival faction.

"We will engage in discussions with the other party," he added.

Talks for a between the OPS and the EPS camps gained ground after an FIR was registered against deputy general secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran for bribing Election Commission officials for staking claim of the 'Two Leaves' symbol of the party.

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First Published: Sat, April 22 2017. 01:32 IST