August 4, 2017
The deadline set by AIADMK Amma faction Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran for the unification of the two factions ends tomorrow, raising speculations about the next move of all the three camps in the party.
Adding more to the anxiety, the rebel camp headed by former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam today announced a protest against the Palaniswami Government. Panneerselvam, who heads the AIADMK Puratchi Thalaivi Amma group, announced that his faction would hold a protest in the city against the Government over its inept handling of prevailing water scarcity, NEET and farmers issue on August 10.
Her has also called for the meeting of his party members tomorrow at Chennai.
Change in plans for Dinakaran
Meanwhile, Dinakaran too seemed to have changed his plans. He would not be visiting the party headquarters at Lloyds Road, as announced earlier, but would undertake a State wide tour.
Dinakaran, on Wednesday, called on his aunt and AIADMK Amma faction General Secretary V.K. Sasikala at the Parapana Agrahara prison in Bengaluru, where she has been languishing. Party sources said Dinakaran would begin the tour from South Tamil Nadu.
Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami too held a meeting recently with the legislators and office bearers at the party headquarters.
With the 60-day deadline set by Dinakaran for the unification of the party ending today, a large number of police personnel have been deployed at the party headquarters.
State Minister R.B. Udhayakumar said there was no restriction for any party member to come to the party office.
Sources said Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami was maintaining a close watch on the movement of Dinakaran and Panneerselvam camps.