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Merger between Panneerselvam and Palaniswami camp hits roadblock

OPS dissolves seven-member committee formed to hold talks with EPS camp

T E Narasimhan  |  Chennai 

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The merger between and camps in has hit another road block. Panneerselvam announced that he dissolved the committee that was set up to hold talks with the Tamil Nadu CM

The seven-member panel was formed in April hold merger talks between the two factions.

The former CM accused the ruling faction of enacting a drama and thus was disbanding the merger negotiating team.

"After the setting up of the negotiation team, they started playing a drama. We were not ready to play any dramas," he said.

The OPS camp, which presently has 12 MPs and 11 legislators, also said that the EPS faction has not honoured their demands of expelling party chief V K and her nephew T T V Dinakaran.

"The decision was based on the feedback from our cadre, common people, especially from ladies," said Panneerselvam.

Rajya Sabha lawmaker V Maitreyan, who was a member of the now dissolved committee, said the EPS camp was also unwilling to seek CBI probe into Jayalalithaa's death.

First Published: Mon, June 12 2017. 19:02 IST