published by, Sanstuti Nath
Last Update: July 01, 2023, 13:21 IST
Former Chief Minister O. Facing a major crisis after the departure of Panneerselvam (OPS), the opposition AIADMK is trying to regain its political ground in the state of Tamil Nadu.
The party will come out aggressively against the ruling DMK after the party district office bearers meeting to be held on July 5 in Chennai.
The AIADMK, which has already appointed a full-time organizer in all the 234 assembly constituencies in the state, is planning a meeting of party district-level office-bearers on July 5 to get a proper feedback on the party’s actual situation on the ground. .
According to sources, the party is also planning an internal survey to select suitable candidates to field in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, along with taking feedback on its position on the ground in all these constituencies.
Significantly, given the popularity of Stalin and the support DMK is getting through its welfare schemes, the situation of AIADMK in the state remains difficult.
Relations between the AIADMK and its alliance partner BJP are not good and BJP state president K.K. Annamalai has been repeatedly speaking attacks against the AIADMK leadership. Annamalai’s statements have also been retaliated by the AIADMK leadership and this has infuriated him. NDA’s reputation in Tamil Nadu.
With the exit of OPS and former interim general secretary VK Sasikala, the AIADMK is virtually orphaned in South Tamil Nadu.
Both OPS and Sasikala belong to the Thevar community which could swing the vote in the state. According to party sources, a detailed analysis of the pros and cons of the party’s fortunes in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections will be held at the AIADMK meeting to be held on July 5.
AIADMK will also try to expose corruption charges against DMK ministers and even the Chief Minister. Sources in the AIADMK told IANS that it was trying to mend ties with the BJP and that the national leadership of the BJP was keen to have a proper electoral alliance with the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu.
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