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The renewal of old rivalries in Tamil Nadu over 'single leadership' issue

This is not the first time that an AIADMK general council has been hit by controversy

O Panneerselvam, Edappadi K Palaniswami

AIADMK Co-ordinator O Panneerselvam (right), Joint Co-ordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami and other senior leaders during the party’s general council meeting in Chennai | Photo: PTI

Shine Jacob
While the big political drama in Maharashtra is going on, another power tussle is unfolding down south in Tamil Nadu over the issue of “single leadership” in the main Opposition party, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).

Two factions – one led by Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) and the other by O Panneerselvam (OPS) – fought at a general council meeting on Thursday to gain control of the party, the climax of which is expected in a fresh general council scheduled for July 11.

By batting for single leadership, the EPS camp wants to bring back the powers vested in

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First Published: Jun 27 2022 | 6:10 AM IST

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