Tamil Nadu: According to Panruti S. Ramachandran, the AIADMK will no longer exist if Edappadi K. Palaniswami is in charge.

Panruti S Ramachandran says the AIADMK will disintegrate if Edappadi K Palaniswami stays as its chief . Ramachandran says the party must function together for it to thrive .

In an interview with Julie Mariappan, veteran politician Panruti S Ramachandran predicts that the AIADMK will disintegrate as the Justice Party did if Edappadi K Palaniswami stays as its chief.Ramachandran said that the party must function together for it to thrive, and that V K Sasikala and O Panneerselvam met him recently at his home.For the party to resurrect, we need an energizing figure, he says.In its five decades of existence, the AIADMK has seen splits and compromises.

The current state of affairs is due to leadership woes.I had warned members of the executive committee well before the assembly election.I said that the party should not endorse CM Edappadi K Palaniswami, or anybody else.In the absence of a charismatic leader, the only way to gain public acceptance is to concentrate on our party's accomplishments and values.

They all pooh-poohed me.They projected EPS as the CM candidate and were beaten.During the LS, the assembly, and local body elections, I could imagine this.It is a slow decline.

They must all work together for AIADMK to survive.For the AIADMK to resurrect itself, we need an acceptable one.If EPS continues to lead AIADMK, it will be phased out as the Justice Party.Palaniswami has been backed by the party's general council, which is a special body that has not been formed by internal elections.

They encourage partymen to nominate them.In a similar fashion, they designate district secretaries.They, in turn, nominate and elect these people.It is all staged.

When he was expelled by the DMK general council in 1972, there were barely any people supporting him.S M Durairaj, a Tiruvallur MLA, walked away with MGR out of the 184 MLAs.Therefore, when MGR formed AIADMK, he drafted the party bylaw so that the general secretary could be elected by ordinary members.He was hopeful that the cadres would not be influenced by wealth or muscle power.

There was no election procedure for the position of general secretary since the leaders were elected unopposed in the previous elections.The general council isn't really the body supreme.Is it the same general council that appointed V K Sasikala interim general secretary in 2016 and O Panneerselvam coordinator in 2017?Following Jayalalitha's death, Sikala's position was somewhat of a caretaker.

However, they (EPS and O Panneerselvam) created two posts for themselves in 2017.Someone may have told them that this should be accepted by ordinary party members.They then manipulated the system so that partymen voted for both of them with a single vote and declared themselves unopposed.These issues are being investigated now.

Affidavits are not used for naming representatives.In principle, general council members should attest to the EPS general secretaryship (by affidavits).Even to assess the vast majority, there is a due process.It hasn't been achieved.

Numbers do not reflect change.Former chief minister M Karunanidhi had the support of 183 MLAs when MGR was expelled, while MGR had just one.The figures showed that Karunanidhi was a strong candidate, but watch what happened.In contrast, a large number of MLAs stayed by (MGRs wife), Janaki Ramachandran, whereas Jayalalithaa received only 33 MLAs' support.

What do the visits to your residence by V K Sasikala and O Panneerselvam signal?After becoming President of the PMK, Anbumani Ramadoss accompanied me to seek my blessings.They might respect my story.I told them to stop reminiscing about the past and think about the future.

I am not against anyone.EPS has neither education nor experience.He is only guided by his own selfish motives and dislikes, which he hates and hates, and will kill the AIADMK.How can you save your party?

Why did Jayalalithaa invite me to the AIADMK?She invited four senior ministers, O Panneerselvam, Natham R Viswanathan, K A Sengottaiyan, and K P Munusamy, to join her organization.What is the point of EPS directing the party?I'm not accusing him of anything.

He dominated the movement, but we lost power and public support.He lacks maturity, lacks expertise, refuses to listen to others, and never tolerates opposition.He thinks of himself as the greatest of all.These are not the attributes of a good leader.