POLITICAL NEWS OCT 06,2020
The ruling AIADMK said that it would announce its chief ministerial candidate for the 2021 Tamil Nadu assembly polls on October 07.
The issue broke out at the meeting was both Paneerselvam and Palaniswamy are in contention for the CM candidate.
A heated discussion dominated the AIADMK’s executive committee meeting with chief minister Edappadi palaniswamy and deputy chief minister O. Paneerselvam presenting their arguments as to why they deserve to be the face of the party for the upcoming State Assembly elections. They also discussed about the involvement of Former AIADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala who is set to release from jail in few days.
One of the points raised during the meeting was that if the current CM is not the candidate for the upcoming elections it can make the party and its government a subject of ridicule for the opposition party.
After a five long hours of discussion it was decided that the announcement will be made by Coordinator and Deputy Chief Minister O. Paneerselvam and Joint Coordinator, Chief Minister K Palaniswamy, AIADMK Deputy Coordinator Munuswamy on October 07, 2020 told reporters after party’s executive committee meeting.
The executive committee has also passed a resolution for AIADMK cadres to work united in order to win the Assembly elections.
The committee also passed resolutions urging the Centre to release pending GST dues, not to give Karnataka the permission to build the Mekedatu dam, and also to drop the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test, the party said.
The meeting also passed resolutions to urge the central government to release funds to fight Covid-19 pandemic, retrieve the Katchatheevu islet transferred to Sri Lanka, and to include an expert from Tamil Nadu in the committee to study the origin and evolution of Indian culture during the past 12 millennia.
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