Minister’s Loose Talk Blamed, AIADMK Merger Talk Falter Again

The ruling AIADMK’s head office in Chennai is expected to begin the merger negotiation by this evening and again run through the rough weather, with O Pannerselvam the former faction with new tough talk  and provoked by they described as "loose statements being made by leaders" of the rival camp of Chief Minister E Palaniswamy or EPS.

On Monday morning the KP Munusamy of team OPS said, "The E Palaniswamy camp should exercise restraint after agreeing for talks," further added, , "They are confused... leaders make loose statements."

The names is not taken by Mr Munusamy, the reference was clearly to the Finance Minister D Jayakumar’s on Sunday’s comment. When he was gave an offer to give up his portfolio, which is signal that the ruling faction do not want to give up the post of Chief Minister as to facilitate a patch-up with the rival camp. "The majority Edappadi K Palaniswamy government will complete its full term," asserted by another Minister.
For holding talks the OPS camp is sticking on two Conditions, which says they are non-negotiable. For Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s death and jailed party Chief VK Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dinakaran be thrown out wants an investigation by CB.

Today that the Tamil Nadu government would order a probe into Ms Jayalalithaa's death if it is ordered by court, pointing out that Mr Panneerselvam could well have requested such an investigation when he was chief minister for weeks after the AIADMK's powerful leader died in December, said by Lawmaker R Vaithilingam.

The team OPS said ‘Not enough.’ Today pointed out by Mr. Munusamy that a recent article in the ruling faction's magazine the Namadhu MGR, still talks about "strengthening the hands of Sasikala to run the party".

The AIADMK had split in weeks after Ms Jayalalithaa death. From three decades her closest companion VK Sasikala was made AIADMK general secretary and attempted to be the Chief Minister too by unseating Mr. Panneerselvam.

Over Ms Sasikala the OPS revolted and wave of public opinion favoured O Pannerselvam. But could not support of more than a few of the party’s lawmakers. Backed mostly to Mr. Palaniswamy, who came as a proxy for Chief Minister by Ms Sasikala. Chief ministerial hopes were dashed by the Supreme Court convicting her in a corruption case and ordering her to jail.

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