Six months after former CM O Panneerselvam rebelled against Sasikala’s leadership, his party is set to merge with CM Palaniswami’s ruling faction.

Live blog EPS and OPS come together as AIADMK factions set to merge
news Politics Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:35

After months of negotiation, it appears the merger of the two factions of the AIADMK – one led by Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami and the other by former CM turned rebel O Panneerselvam will finally be announced on Monday.

This follows several closed-door meetings between senior leaders of both factions. The merger, many speculate, has been brokered by the BJP with both OPS and EPS holding multiple meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the recent months.

This live blog presents the political developments and reactions of the impending merger.  

 

 

 

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