Chennai, August 15
The ruling AIADMK on Saturday asserted that every one vital coverage choices just like the one associated to the Chief Ministerial candidate could be taken by the excessive command democratically and appealed to cadres to work unitedly.
Seeking to finish the controversy on chief ministerial candidate for 2021 Assembly polls and following the flutter attributable to posters that clamoured for ‘OPS for CM’, in Theni district, the AIADMK restrained cadres and leaders from expressing their views within the media on the matter.
The get together mentioned airing views on the problem would “serve no purpose”, and warned of motion in opposition to these violating the diktat.
The gag order adopted a number of conferences senior ministers had with chief minister Okay Palaniswami, who’s AIADMKs co-coordinator and Deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam the get together’s coordinator, on the two leaders residences right here in fast succession.
Without explicitly mentioning the CM candidate controversy, Panneerselvam and Palaniswami, in a joint assertion, mentioned: “In the past few days, some opinions expressed by party office bearers have become a subject of debate.”
They mentioned such remarks had been unwarranted and had no background to it.
The duo wished functionaries to keep away from such controversies once more, and requested them to observe the “military- like” self-discipline that they’d maintained when late Jayalalithaa was on the helm of affairs.
Instead, functionaries ought to, “explain the achievements of the government and the ongoing schemes to the people,” the duo urged.
“All important policy decisions of the party (apparently indicating the CM candidate choice for 2021 Assembly polls), the stand in respect of alliances, will be taken by the party leadership by following Amma’s footsteps in a democratic way,” they mentioned, including such choices would replicate the voice of the cadres.
Also, they requested employees and leaders to work unitedly and keep away from giving a possibility to the “avarice” of rivals.
“It is time for everyone to work together to win a series of victories again without giving a chance to the greed of those who think they have defeated us.” The assertion has put to relaxation hypothesis on the Chief Ministerial candidate for the second.
Over ten ministers, together with D Jayakumar, S P Velumani, P Thangamani, Dindigul C Srinivasan, Okay A Sengottaiyan, held a dialogue for almost one-and-a-half hours with Panneerselvam.
The ministerial delegation then referred to as on Palaniswami and had an in depth dialogue.
The ministers shuttled between the residences of the 2 leaders and so they declined to speak to the ready media individuals.
The CM candidate controversy within the AIADMK was triggered by the remarks of Cooperation Minister Sellur Okay Raju who days in the past claimed that AIADMK MLAs elected within the polls would determine their chief ministerial candidate.
Dairy minister Okay T Rajenthra Bhalaji tweeted on August 11 that Okay Palaniswami would lead the AIADMK within the 2021 election.
On Saturday, posters hailing Panneerselvam as the one Chief Ministerial candidate blessed by late get together supremo J Jayalalithaa for the 2021 Assembly elections, appeared on the partitions at a number of locations in Theni district the house district of deputy chief minister – making a flutter within the get together. — PTI