On Jaya’s death anniv, EPS camp vows to defeat betrayers, OPS calls for ‘reunity’

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Chennai, Dec 5 : Leaders of the rival camps in the Opposition AIADMK

took a pledge at former Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa’s mausoleum, with

Edappadi K.Palaniswami vowing to defeat the betrayers, while his ‘arch rival’

O.Panneerselvam broaching the topic of ‘Unity’ for the party’s growth.

After paying tributes to Jayalalithaa at her memorial on the Marina beach

front to mark her sixth death anniversary, Palaniswami, who is also the

Interim General Secretary of AIADMK and the Leader of Opposition in the

State Assembly, along with his supporters took a vow to prepare themselves

for any sacrifice to re-establish the golden rule of “Amma” (as Jaya was

affectionately called) in the State.

Reiterating his stand against expelled AIADMK leaders Panneerselvam,

ousted leader and Jayalalithaa’s close aide VK Sasikala and her nephew

and AMMK Founder TTV Dhinakaran, EPS, without mentioning their names,

and his supporters took a pledge to defeat the betrayers of the party.

Clad in black shirts, EPS–who commands a majority of support from the

party cadres, leaders, district secretaries and functionaries–along with his

supporters–mostly former Ministers, MPs and MLAs, vowed to revitalise

the party’s glory to safeguard the interest of the people.

He also had a dig at the ruling DMK, which had returned to power after

a gap of ten years with a thumping victory in the May 2021 Assembly

polls, for allegedly stalling several welfare schemes launched by the

previous AIADMK regime.

EPS also spoke about a mega alliance under the AIADMK for the 2024

Lok Sabha polls and exhorted the party cadres to take a pledge to win

all the 40 seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, besides bringing back

the AIADMK to power in the State as a tribute to Party Founder MGR

and Jayalalithaa.

After paying tributes to Jayalalithaa, EPS left for New Delhi to participate

in a meeting on G20 Presidency to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra


Meanwhile, Panneerselvam, also a former Chief Minister, spoke about

‘reunity’ in the AIADMK for party’s growth.

After separately paying floral tributes to Jayalalithaa at her memorial along

with his supporters, Pannerselvam, also clad in black shirt, said “Only if we

reunite can we grow the party together.”


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