AIADMK merger: Team constituted in EPS camp to hold talks with OPS faction

Chennai: The ruling AIADMK (Amma) faction on Tuesday announced the constitution of a team to hold talks with the rival Panneerselvam camp on the issue of a possible patch-up.

Senior leader in the VK Sasikala faction and Cooperation Minister, Sellur K Raju, said Chief Minister K Palaniswami has constituted a team of "senior ministers" for the purpose.

Supporters of All India Anna Dravida Munetra Khazhgam (AIADMK) attend an election campaign rally addressed by J. Jayalalithaa, chief minister of India's Tamil Nadu state and chief of AIADMK, in the southern Indian city of Chennai April 19, 2014. Around 815 million people have registered to vote in the world's biggest election - a number exceeding the population of Europe and a world record - and results of the mammoth exercise, which concludes on 12 May, are due on 16 May. REUTERS/Babu (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)

AIADMK supporters. Reuters

"The chances of the panel holding talks are high," Raju told a Tamil TV Channel. He said that since there was a "split between siblings", it would not be fair on the part of either side to put terms and conditions for the merger talks. Meanwhile, the O Panneerselvam camp took to Twitter to express its willingness to hold talks with the AIADMK (Amma) faction.

"The AIADMK (Amma) faction has constituted a team to hold talks. We are ready to hold consultations with that team if it meets us," the twitter handle, @OfficeofOPS, said.

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Updated Date: Apr 18, 2017 14:28 PM

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