Election Commission has been informed about the merger of the two factions of the AIADMK as well as the resolutions adopted at its general council meeting, including on the ouster of interim general secretary V K Sasikala, the party said today. An AIDMK delegation met the Election Commission and countered the claims of the rebel camp led by Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dhinakaran that the resolutions were invalid.
“The EC has been informed that the two factions headed by O Panneerselvam and Edappadi Palaniswami have merged to protect Amma’s legacy, to respect sentiments of party cadres and for good governance,” senior party leader K P Munusamy told reporters after the meeting. The party also informed the EC about resolutions adopted in the general council meeting on September 12 on removing Sasikala and invalidating all appointments made by her, including of her nephew Dhinakaran as deputy general secretary. “Late J Jayalalithaa will be the permanent general Secretary, party top leaders Panneerselvam and chief minister Palaniswami will be the Coordinator and Joint Coordinator respectively till elections are held to the posts. The EC has been informed about all these changes in party rules and regulations,” he said.