Chennai , Feb 23(BPNS)
AIADMK leader and former Chief Minister, Edappadi K.Palaniswami has welcomed the Supreme Court judgement allowing him to continue as the interim general secretary of the party . Speaking to media persons, EPS said that he got a positive victory due to the blessings of MG Ramachandran and J. Jayalalithaa.
Edappadi K. Palaniswami said ,” I was not sleeping yesterday due to fear about the verdict. However the judgement of the apex court is in our favour and it’s due to the blessings of MGR and Jayalalithaa, our leaders.”
He said that he was in doubt about the SC judgement and added that he was rejoiced at the verdict . EPS recollected Jayalalithaa’s statement in the Tamil Nadu assembly that the AIADMK would rule the state for 100 years and that with the Supreme Court verdict it will happen.
The AIADMK returning to single leadership will give a boost to the party and the party leadership expect that the party would win the Erode East by-elections.
In a related development senior leader and former minister , D.Jayakumar said that all AIADMK leaders
Except O.Panneerselvam, V.K.Sasikala and TTV Dhinakaran were welcomed to the party fold.
He also said that AIADMK was a party of common people and not a family party in a veiled reference to DMK.
It is to be noted that the Supreme Court had on Thursday given a judgment in favour of EPS stating that he can continue as the party interim general secretary. The court also upheld the July 11,2022 resolution of the party in which the dual leadership mode of AIADMK ended. A single bench of the Madras High Court had nullified the July 11 resolutions and ordered status quo ante. However a division bench of the Madras HC had on September 2, 2022 set aside the single bench judges order against which OPs had moved Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court bench of Justice Dhinesh Maheshwari and Justice Nishikant Roy on February 23, upheld the July 11 General council meeting of the AIADMK and the resolutions passed ending dual leadership in the party.