Edapaddi Palaniswami is new AIADMK general secretary; move comes after Madras HC quashes OPS faction plea

Edapaddi Palaniswami is new AIADMK general secretary; move comes after Madras HC quashes OPS faction plea

Justice K Kumaresh Babu on Tuesday rejected the interim plea filed by OPS and his supporters PM Manoj Pandian, R Vaithilingam and JCD Prabhakar against AIADMK's general council resolutions adopted on July 11 last year and the general secretary polls.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 03:27 PM IST
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Edapaddi Palaniswami | PTI

Edappadi Palaniswami (EPS) took over as the AIADMK general secretary soon after Madras High Court on Tuesday disposed the petition filed by Ottakarathevar Panneerselvam (OPS) faction seeking stay on the party's general secretary poll results.

According to report in India Today, Justice K Kumaresh Babu on Tuesday rejected the interim plea filed by OPS and his supporters PM Manoj Pandian, R Vaithilingam and JCD Prabhakar against AIADMK's general council resolutions adopted on July 11 last year and the general secretary polls.

"After several difficulties, fulfiling the leader's dreams, I've won as General Secretary by cadres.I thank all cadres. I've been announced as General Secretary. Election officer has announced the result. I've been elected unanimously as General Secretary by cadres," EPS said. Celebrations broke out at the party headquarters after the court verdict.

Madras HC verdict on OPS' plea

On March 19, Madras HC said that AIADMK could continue the election proceedings for the General Secretary post but directed that the results could not be announced.

The HC said that results could not be declared till disposal of applications filed by Manoj Pandian and others seeking interim relief and the hearing continued on March 22.

The election to the post was held on March 26

The election to the post of general secretary of AIADMK was held on March 26,

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