Chennai, Feb 7 (BPNS)
AIADMK senior leader and former Minister, D. Jayakumar who is a close confidant of party interim general secretary and former Chief Minister, Edappadi K. Palaniswami (EPS) ruled out the possibility of a meeting between EPS and deposed AIADMK leader, O. Panneerselvam (OPS)
Responding to the query by media persons on the statement of OPS faction leader, K.P. Krishnan that the possibility of EPS and OPS meeting at Erode during the campaign for the by-poll are high, Jayakumar stated that there was no such possibility.
The former minister also said that OPS was acting as the B- team of the DMK and added that he (OPS) trying to obstruct the ‘Two Leaves’ symbol of the party.
D. Jayakumar also asked as to why OPS and his camp were only campaigning for the ‘Two Leaves’ symbol and not addressing the name of the candidate.
The former minister asked as to why the OPS camp had announced that they would campaign only for the ‘Two Leaves’ symbol and what was drawing them back from naming the candidate.
When asked about former minister and AIADMK in charge of the Erode East by- poll ,K.A. Sengottayian saying ‘ Welcome’ to the decision of the OPS faction to withdraw from the fay, he said , “It is his personal response and has nothing to do with the party’s official stand.”
The former minister and leader of AIADMK said that this election would bring in a massive victory for the party and would crush the DMK front candidate despite the ruling front using money power in the run up to the elections.