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Massive traffic jam leads to delay in AIADMK general council meet

- June 23, 2022

Chennai, June 23 (BPNS)

The general council meeting of the opposition AIADMK which was to commence at 10 am at the Srivari Kalyana Mandapam at Vanagaram is being delayed due to heavy traffic jam. AIADMK sources told BPNS that the meeting will now commence only later.

Traffic came to a standstill for nearly 5 km surrounding the Srivari Kalyana Mandapam at Vanagaram and vehicles were moving at a snail’s pace.

Both the party coordinator, O. Panneerselvam, and joint coordinator, Edapadi K. Palaniswami is also stuck in the traffic. Sources told BPNS that an ambulance is also stuck in a traffic jam at Aminjikarai near the hall where the meeting is to be held.

Office goers and school children also got stuck in the traffic that is moving at snail’s pace.

It is to be noted that the AIADMK general council meeting to be held in Chennai is in the midst of a controversy over the Edappadi K. Palaniswami group trying to take over the party by amending the by-law of the party and opting for a single leadership for the party. 

Edappadi K. Palaniswami was emerging as a single leader of the party and becoming the AIADMK general secretary, but a division bench of the Madras High Court in a late-night hearing at 2.40 am on Thursday restrained the general council from amending any by-law much to the relief of O. Panneerselvam faction. 

A single bench of the Madras High Court represented by Justice Krishnan Ramasamy had on Wednesday night refused to interfere in the AIADMK general council meeting following which a general council member, Shanmugham had filed an urgent petition before the Madras High Court.