The merger of EPS and OPS faction in the erstwhile AIADMK Government has still not reached its agenda. The claims raised by OPS camp seems to be not going down well with the EPS team since they majorily demand two things:
- Ouster of Sasikala and TTV Dinakaran and recalling the papers submitted to this effect from the election commission proposing them as General Secretary and Asst Gen Secretary.
- Ordering CBI Probe on the death of late CM J Jayalalithaa
While Tamilnadu has been witnessing the political drama for close to a month where Dinakaran announced that he would leave the party after the raids happened in his house and also in his close aide’s office and house prior to the cancelled RK Nagar bypoll, some of the warring MLA’s are not allowing the merger to take place which may be due to the fer or the so called political inclination to the Mannargudi clan.
To facilitate the merger, both the teams has set up panels. While Rajya Sabha MP R Vaithilingam will head the panel set up by the CM Palaniswami, senior leader K P Munusamy will head the 7 member committee set up by Paneerselvam.
Paneerselvam camp consists of C Ponnaiyan, R Viswanathan and K Pandiarajan, Rajya Sabha MP V Maithreyan, former MP T H Manoj Pandian and former MLA J C D Prabhakar.