Chennai: Edappadi K.Palaniswami will be AIADMK Chief Minister Candidates for the Tamilnadu eclection next year. Hours ahead of the announcement on Wednesday, sources privy to the development said O Panneerselvam was keen that his demand to set up an 11-member steering committee should be fulfilled before the party announces the candidate.
OPS also was not averse to naming Palaniswami as the chief ministerial candidate.Posters projecting OPS as chief ministerial candidate had led to talk about another intense tussle between the AIADMK’s top two.
The two factions have held several rounds of talks for deciding the composition of the steering committee with key ministers including P Thangamani, SP Velumani, D Jayakumar, and deputy coordinators –KP Munusamy and R Vaithilingam. At 4 am, Deputy coordinator Vaithilingam who left OPS’ residence told media officials that the announcement is expected on Wednesday and added that AIADMK will once again come to power.