EPS faction set to hold General Council meeting, efforts on to sideline Sasikala?
As an Election Commission order on VK Sasikala's appointment as General Secretary looms closer, the Edappadi Palanisami camp is set to hold a meeting of the general council, reports ToI. The last time the top most decision making body of the party held a meeting, it was to appoint VK Sasikala as the General Secretary.
This move comes just days after the Chief Minister passed a resolution in the party functionaries' meeting nullifying all directives given by TTV Dhinakaran, who announced a set of new appointments within the party. The move is seen as an attemept by EPS to make his authority over Dhinakarn clear. But to make matters worse for the government, TTV has announced a state wide tour and even included names of two minister - Sellur K Raju and R B Udayakumar - for his Melur meeting.
This General Council meeting therefore could possibly be to put an end to the ongoing power struggle withing the party. Both Edappadi and OPS factions are reportedly keen on getting the EC's decision on Sasikala's appointment as general secretary at the earliest. The General Council meeting will be, according to reports, be held after the decision is taken. The EPS and OPS faction have allegedly worked out a way to sideline both Sasikala and her nephew.
While these two factions have been seen as supportive of the Centre, TTV Dhinakaran has openly criticised the government for functioning as per the centre's directives. The fact that 20 MLAs are currently supporting TTV however, will pose a major problem for the government if MK Stalin were to got through with his threats of a no confidence motion.