The Executive Committee and the General Council meeting of the AIADMK began today.
More than 2,000 EC and General Council members are attending the key meeting of the party being held at a marriage hall at suburban Vaanagaram, the usual venue where such meetings are being held. even during the leadership of former Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa.
This is the first EC and General Council meeting held after the election of Leader of the Opposition in the State Assembly Edappadi K. Palaniswami as general secretary of the AIADMK in March this year.
On March 28 this year, moments after the Madras High Court dismissed the interim pleas filed by former AIADMK coordinator O. Panneerselvam and a few of his supporters against the resolutions of the July 11, 2022 general council meeting and the consequent general secretary election, Palaniswami-who was elected as General Secretary and results with held due to litigation–was formally declared elected as the party’s general secretary.
The earlier GC meeting held on June 23, 2022, where Palaniswami was elected to the post as interim GS much against the wishes of Panneerselvam, who was booed for opposing the single leadership of Palaniswami, was declared invalid by the court on a plea by Panneerselvam leading to the convening of the July 11, 2022 meeting with court permission where key decisions were taken.
At the AIADMK headquarters, party election commissioners Pollachi V Jayaraman and Natham R Viswanathan handed over the letter of appointment to him.
Till that date, Palaniswami had functioned as the interim general secretary.