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After the two factions of the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in Tamil Nadu announced a merger, former chief minister O Panneerselvam (OPS) and Chief Minister Edappady K Palaniswami (EPS) hailed late former chief minister J Jayalalithaa's stronghold in the state, stating that no one has the power to topple the government brought together by Amma.
On MGR's birth centenary celebrations in Ariyalur, Panneerselvam said, "I thank Amma for giving all the opportunities which made me stand here today. I also thank Chief Minister Palaniswami for giving me this opportunity as well. Amma made this government in a way that no one has the power to topple it. I'm grateful to how happy you all are."
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Palaniswami also lauded Amma's contribution towards the state government in holding it together.
"Amma had defeated many conspiracies during her time that is why she lives in hearts of millions, so no one can make this government fall. Some have always been trying to cause trouble to our government but that will never happen. This party was created and guided for long by M G Ramachandran (MGR) and J Jayalalithaa. As long as Amma's soul with us, nothing will happen to our party nor the state," Palaniswami said.