According to Palaniswami's supporters, who also claim that OPS supporters, EPS will take over as general secretary of the AIADMK,

AIADMK functionaries assembled in large numbers at Vanagaram on Thursday . They assembled in large numbers at Vanagaram on Thursday .

CHENNAI (Reuters) — When the general council meeting ended abruptly without bringing an end to the division over the single leadership issue, AIADMK functionaries, who assembled in large numbers at Vanagaram on Thursday, became skeptical.The majority of party workers, who travelled from various parts of Tamil Nadu to Vangaram in Chennai, echoed the views of party joint coordinator and leader of opposition party Edappadi K Palaniswami and his camp.They predicted that the dual leadership would worsen the organization.They outnumbered the supporters of party coordinator O Panneerselvam, who claimed that EPS had unleashed his money power to destabilize the party.

When OPS began a dharma yuddham against V K Sasikala in 2017, I was a strong supporter of the scheme.Nevertheless, he changed his position at times for political gain.Moreover, he did nothing for the party workers and never cared about their welfare.If the dual leadership continues, OPS will attempt to restore V K Sasikala for his safety, and it will lead the group on a destructive trajectory, according to Mugilan.

Photo by C Suresh Kumar Many other functionaries from Villupuram, Namakkal, Tirupur, Madurai, and other district units expressed the same opinion.We need a strong leader to revitalize the party and carry forward the legacy of Puratchi Thalaivar (M G Ramachandran) and Amma (Jayalalithaa).Party members want one leader, and that will be none other than EPS, according to Gururajapettai of Ranipet district G E Selvam.He has been in the party for more than three decades.

OPS is our king.Amma (Jayalalithaa) identified him.He has been faithful to Amma and the party through the years.According to M Sangilipandian of Kuruvikulam village in Tenkasi, the EPS can buy the members of the party, but not the cadre.

Unlike OPS, he acknowledges our convictions.EPS has also improved leadership abilities than OPS, as shown by the graph below.He said, We need him as our leader.