AIADMK in throes of crisis

It is evident that there are two camps, one led by Jayalalithaa’s aide Sasikala and the other led by former chief minister O Panneerselvam.

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Shivani Chaturvedi | February 8, 2017 | Chennai


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 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), which is yet to recover from the death of its leader and then chief minister J Jayalalithaa, is now facing a huge crisis following the revolt by former chief minister O Panneerselvam.

There is considerable confusion in Tamil Nadu politics, with fast-paced events taking unexpected turns. Power struggle, which seemed to have come to an end two days back, has now intensified.
 
Jayalalithaa had died on December 5 following a prolonged illness. Sasikala took over the reins of the party after her death, but there were protestations from Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa. 
 
On Tuesday night, Panneerselvam had meditated at Jayalalithaa's memorial at Chennai's Marina beach.
 
Now it is evident that there are two camps, one led by Sasikala and the other led by Panneerselvam.
 
 
As chaos and friction in the ruling party continues, people are wondering what lies next? And, who is going to benefit from the chaotic political scenario?
 
A few party MLAs who remained silent till now are slowly voicing their support to Panneerselvam, popularly known as OPS. 
 
The Greenways residence of OPS in Chennai on Wednesday saw supporters pouring in through the day to extend their support. Sitting MLA from Coimbatore Arukutty was one of them to voice support.
 
Sasikala on the other hand is wasting no time to garner sufficient support of the party MLAs. Sources say, MLAs were taken to a city hotel and a meeting was arranged to ensure that they support Sasikala.
 

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