Chennai, April 3 (BPNS)
A former leader of the AIADMK opposed to the Edappadi K. Palaniswami (EPS) camp has sent a letter to the Election Commission of India (ECI) not to accept the amendments in the constitution of the AIADMK and the election of EPS as General Secretary of the party.
B. Ramkumar Adityan, an advocate based at Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu has on Monday in his petition to the Election Commission of India said that as per the by-law created by the founder of the party, M.G. Ramachandran, the election to the post of General secretary was not valid or the election was against the by-law of the party.
He filed the petition to stall the move of Edappadi K. Palaniswami to install himself as the General secretary of the party.
Edappadi K. Palaniswami (EPS) and his legal team has been at the doors of the Election Commission of India after the Madras High Court rejected the petition submitted by the deposed coordinator of the party, O. Panneerselvam (OPS) against the July 11, 2022 general council meeting of the party.
Ramkumar Adityan in the petition to the Election Commission pointed out that Edappadi K. Palaniswami (EPS) and his associates was trying to hijack the party by bringing in amendments to the by-laws to suit their agenda.
The plaintiff urged the ECI of India to restrain EPS from functioning as the General Secretary of the AIADMK and to restrain him from signing forms A and B as per the provisions of the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order 1968.
Ramkumar Adityan also requested the Election Commission of India to prevent Edappadi K. Palaniswami (EPS) from issuing membership cards to anyone.