Posters close to the AIADMK headquarters seen immediately ask EPS to take over.

Chennai: 

Within the simmering feud between Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palanisamy and his deputy O Paneerselvam, a.ok.a “EPS” and “OPS”, posters demanding singular management of the ruling AIADMK mark an escalation.

Posters close to the AIADMK headquarters seen immediately ask EPS to take over because the celebration’s boss and develop into basic secretary. The posters emerged as AIADMK lawmakers met to debate the celebration’s latest ballot drubbing and preps for upcoming native physique polls.

The rival DMK-led alliance received 37 of 38 seats in final month’s nationwide election.

This was the AIADMK’s first main electoral outing because the demise of its highly effective and charismatic chief J Jayalalithaa in 2016.

OPS, who took over as stand-in Chief Minister after her demise, was shafted by Jayalalithaa’s closest aide VK Sasikala, after which he rebelled.

Ms Sasikala’s try and step in because the chief of the celebration and chief minister of the state – stymied by a court docket verdict sentencing her to jail for corruption – left the celebration on the verge of a cut up and preventing large infighting till EPS, handpicked by Ms Sasikala to take over as chief minister whereas she served her jail time period, left her faction and patched up with OPS.

OPS settled for the publish of Deputy Chief Minister. The 2 additionally selected joint management with OPS as coordinator and EPS as co-coordinator, assisted by an advisory committee.

Final week, just a few legislators raised a requirement for single management, which was seen to tacitly recommend that EPS ought to take cost.

The celebration requested its leaders to cease chatting with the media.