Tense Political Situation in Tamil Nadu: AIADMK Holds Meeting Under the Leadership of Palaniswami in Chennai
Chennai: As the political situation in Tamil Nadu continues to be tense, the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is holding a crucial meeting today in Chennai. The meeting is being chaired by the party’s general secretary, Edappadi K. Palaniswami, and is attended by AIADMK district secretaries, Members of Parliament (MPs), and Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).
The meeting comes in the wake of Palaniswami’s recent visit to Delhi, where he met Union Home Minister Amit Shah. During the meeting, Shah reportedly expressed BJP and NDA parties’ desire to contest in around 20 constituencies and proposed the inclusion of former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and AIADMK general secretary TTV.Thinakaran in the alliance. However, it appears that Palaniswami did not agree to these conditions.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu BJP President Annamalai faced criticism from AIADMK’s former ministers D. Jayakumar, CV Shanmugam, Sellur Raju, among others. Jayakumar made it clear that there is no alliance with the BJP on the 18th.
In response to the developments, AIADMK MPs and MLAs went to Delhi on the 22nd, urging the BJP national president JP Nadda to remove Annamalai from his position. However, Nadda refused to comply with their request.
Against this backdrop, a consultation meeting is scheduled to take place today at 3:45 pm at the AIADMK headquarters in Rayapetta, Chennai. The meeting, led by General Secretary Palaniswami, will be attended by District Secretaries, Head Club Secretaries, MPs, and MLAs.
Crucial decisions are expected to be made and announced regarding the Lok Sabha election alliance and the relationship with the BJP. The AIADMK is facing a critical moment, and this meeting could have significant implications for the party’s future course of action.