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AIADMK: EPS Camp Forms Panel to Hold Talks With OPS Faction | April 21, 2017, 11:44 PM IST
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The stalemate in Tamil Nadu's ruling party, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), continues. The AIADMK's story still awaits a happy ending with the O Panneerselvam faction sticking to its two conditions — a CBI probe into Jayalalithaa's death, expelling of VK Sasikala and her family from the party.

As it happened

Apr 21, 2017 9:48 pm (IST)

It is not right to comment on TTV Dinakaran. Committee will hold talks on this: O Panneerselvam

Apr 21, 2017 9:47 pm (IST)

Positive developments will happen soon, says O Panneerselvam

Apr 21, 2017 9:22 pm (IST)

O Panneerselvam faction announces the team set to hold negotiations with the EPS camp. Committee to be headed by KP Munusamy, will include V Maitreyan and Ma Foi K Pandiarajan

Apr 21, 2017 9:07 pm (IST)

TTV Dinakaran to join investigations tomorrow i.e. Saturday, April 22 at ISC, Chanakyapuri in New Delhi. The AIADMK leader is set to reach Delhi around 9:15 AM

Apr 21, 2017 5:41 pm (IST)

O Panneerselvam has announced the setting up of a committee to carry out discussions for reintegration of the AIADMK. The team will be announced today, says K Pandiarajan

Apr 21, 2017 5:20 pm (IST)

O Panneerselvam has announced the setting up of a committee to carry out discussions for reintegration of the AIADMK. The team will be announced today, says K Pandiarajan

Apr 21, 2017 3:03 pm (IST)

Law Minister C V Shanmugam, who attended the meeting said, "members of both factions had worked together in the past and we are ready to sit and resolve the differences”.

Apr 21, 2017 2:53 pm (IST)


The committee will be headed by party's senior leader and Rajya Sabha MP R Vaithilingam.


"The Chief Minister has said Vaithilingam will be here at the party office. We will join him as and when required. As far as we are concerned, we want to redeem the 'Two Leaves' symbol and remain united," said Local Administration Minister SP Velumani .

Apr 21, 2017 1:16 pm (IST)

Apr 21, 2017 1:05 pm (IST)

Tamil Nadu minister SP Velumani said that a committee has been formed  to oversee merger talks. We sought time from the Election commission and it has been granted to us. 



Apr 21, 2017 12:24 pm (IST)

Formal discussions will begin soon on who gets the CM post and who gets the general secretary post. The matter regrading the cabinet ministers' resignation will also be taken up.

Apr 21, 2017 12:23 pm (IST)

OPS camp sources said the deal between two groups is likely to be fixed soon. 

Apr 21, 2017 12:05 pm (IST)

Election Commission of India grants time to OPS and EPS camps till June 16 to decide on party symbol and file supporting affidavits.

Apr 21, 2017 11:29 am (IST)

Madhavan, husband of jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar launches his political party MJDMK

Apr 21, 2017 11:23 am (IST)

The AIADMK Amma faction went into a huddle under Chief Minister K Palaniswami.

The CM and his ministers met at AIADMK headquarters. They are expected to discuss demands raised by the OPS camp. 

Palaniswami was joined by his cabinet colleagues D Jayakumar, C Ve Shanmugham, S P Velumani, Rajya Sabha MP R Vaithilingam among others at party headquarters.



Apr 21, 2017 10:43 am (IST)

Hari Prabhakar of the OPS camp said Divakaran’s post proves that the drama created by the Sasikala group and the power shift from TTV Dinakaran to Divakaran. OPS has a made a wise decision to kick away mafias.

Apr 21, 2017 10:31 am (IST)

The suspicion rose after a social media update by Jayanand Divakaran, another nephew of Sasikala. He said whatever has happened in Tamil Nadu politics and will happen is for the good. “We are the true legacy bearers of Amma request you all to be patient”.

Apr 21, 2017 10:23 am (IST)

The battle in AIADMK gets murkier with OPS camp now suspicious about whether Sasikala family members were really rooted out of the party.

Apr 21, 2017 9:48 am (IST)

The OPS camp's demands - that the merger talks can only start if its core demands on a CBI probe into Jaya's death and the Sasikala family's ouster from party affairs be formalised - - is thus more power play. They have an upper hand and are trying to see how much they can push forth on this.     


A top leader in the Panneerselvam camp, KP Munusamy, had said on Thursday the first demand was getting the resignation of Sasikala and Dinakaran and later their formal expulsion along with 30 other members of their family.


The Panneerselvam camp has also sought a CBI probe into the circumstances leading to former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's death on December 5 last year.


Apr 21, 2017 9:47 am (IST)

The stalemate in Tamil Nadu's ruling party, AIADMK, continues to hold the state in suspense with the faction led by former chief minister O Panneerselvam (OPS) toughening its stand on a merger between his faction and the one led by current CM Edapadi K Palaniswami (EPS)

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