Amid months of tussle, both fractions of AIADMK lead by O Panneerselvam and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami, have announced the much-awaited merger at party headquarters on Monday.
Sources said as per the conditions of this merger, VK Sasikala may be expelled from the party.
O Panneerselvam along with E Palaniswami formally announces uniting of the rival factions of the AIADMK.
“This was the dream of MGR that we stay united. Other parties when they split, never come back but it is the power of the AIADMK that we came back. Today is a historic day. There were people day-dreaming that the party will fall, let me assure you that it will never happen. We will now work towards the betterment of our people. We will strive to work for the betterment of Tamil Nadu and the people of the state,” says E Palaniswami, after announcing the merger of both AIADMK factions.
“I welcome all party cadres. I thank everyone who stood by me for last six months. We are now going to Amma’s samadhi to seek her blessing. I am happy to be back in your midst,” O Panneerselvam said.