Further, there’s additionally a case pending within the Delhi High Court filed by former Parliamentarian Okay.C. Palanisamy (KCP) in opposition to the occasion earlier amending its structure to take away the rights of major members to elect the occasion’s General Secretary and giving it to the General Council.
“Party cadres and second line leaders have started questioning the decisions taken by the top leadership after a string of electoral losses — Lok Sabha, Assembly and local body polls,” KCP, a former AIADMK Parliamentarian, advised IANS.
The two prime leaders are O.Panneerselvam, Coordinator and Okay.Palaniswami, Joint Coordinator.
Actually their place within the occasion has weakened and the transfer is aimed to strengthen their positions with the choice to amend the occasion by-legal guidelines on the mode of electing the occasion’s Coordinator and Joint Coordinator, KCP mentioned.
“With the latest decision Panneerselvam has firmed up his position in the party. He was always facing the threat of being ousted from the party at the General Council meeting where Palaniswami had a majority support,” KCP added.
The occasion’s Executive Committee at its assembly held right here resolved to amend its by-legislation enabling the election of Coordinator and Joint Coordinator by major members by a single vote.
With this, the Executive Committee in a approach determined to revert to the unique scheme of issues as determined by AIADMK founder and late Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandaran (MGR).
This rule was amended by the occasion’s General Council assembly held on September 12, 2017 whereby it was determined that the occasion’s Coordinator and Joint Coordinator could be elected by the Council.
The Executive Committee additionally resolved to take away the powers of the Coordinator, Joint Coordinator to calm down the principles relating to their election course of and that of the General Council to amend the identical.
“The proposed amendment to the election process is expected to bring to an end the power struggle between the two office-bearers,” a senior occasion chief advised IANS.
Interestingly, the 2 former Chief Ministers Panneerselvam and Palaniswami had been earlier opposed to the petition filed by the previous MP difficult the by-legislation modification that gave the General Council to elect the Coordinator and Joint Coordinator.
The main choices taken by the previous AIADMK authorities — allotment of 10.5 per cent reservation to Vanniyars, conversion of late Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa’s residence right into a memorial — had been overturned by the Madras High Court.
According to occasion leaders and political analysts, the ten.5 per cent reservation for Vanniyars and aligning with the BJP had really backfired on the AIADMK on the Assembly polls with different castes/communities going in opposition to AIADMK.
“The electoral losses — Lok Sabha, Assembly, local body — reversal of AIADMK government decisions by the Court and raising dissenting voices and the threat of leadership change demand if the party suffers defeat in the remaining local body polls has forced the party to revert to the old system of electing the top leadership,” KCP mentioned.
However, the occasion’s primary structure didn’t specify twin leadership which the 2 former Chief Ministers have hammered out as a patch up method.
The taking away of the right of major members to elect the occasion supremo altered the essential construction of the occasion’s structure, KCP added.
He has held about 150 Zoom conferences with AIADMK’s cadres and second line leaders to assess their views.
At the Zoom conferences, KCP insists that the occasion chief ought to be elected by the cadres and likewise shares his views on varied developments whereas claiming the MGR legacy.
Once the occasion’s spokesperson, KCP belonged to the camp of the Panneerselvam. In 2018, KCP was expelled from the occasion after he urged it to back a no-confidence movement in opposition to the BJP-led NDA authorities on the Centre if it didn’t take a stand beneficial to the state on the Cauvery waters problem.
He was additionally the primary particular person to oppose the election of Sasikala as AIADMK normal secretary and likewise filed a case in opposition to the amendments made within the occasion’s by-legal guidelines.
Political leaders and analysts advised IANS that it’s too early to speculate whether or not there might be rival contestants for the 2 prime posts within the occasion.
It may even be attention-grabbing to see whether or not Panneerselvam and Palaniswami battle the occasion polls as a single staff or rope in numerous companions.
“That possibility will not be there. The amendment to the rules is being made to show that the entire party is supportive of the twin leadership. Panneerselvam and Palaniswami will file their nominations. There will not be any rival duo team fighting against them,” political analyst Kolahala Srenivaas advised IANS.
The Executive Committee’s resolution to amend the occasion guidelines additionally put an finish to the revival of the place of General Secretary within the occasion and likewise the aspirations of expelled chief V.Okay. Sasikala to get into the occasion.
Sreenivas mentioned that the occasion leadership has despatched a robust sign that anybody who speaks in favour of Sasikala might be doing that at their personal threat and there’s no place for her in AIADMK.