E Palaniswami to be AIADMK's CM candidate for Tamil Nadu Assembly polls in 2021
Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam announced the constitution of a 11-member steering committee of the party that will look at 'collective leadership'
Chennai: Incumbent Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami will be the Chief Ministerial candidate of the AIADMK for the 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, party top leader and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam announced in Chennai on Wednesday.
Party co-coordinator Palaniswami announced constitution of a 11-member steering committee which includes Ministers
Dindigul C Sreenivasan, P Thangamani, and SP Velumani.
Addressing a crowded press conference along with Palaniswami and other senior leaders at the party headquarters, AIADMK coordinator Panneerselvam said: "I am happy to announce that our dear brother Palaniswami will be
the victorious Chief Ministerial candidate of the AIADMK for the 2021 Assembly elections."
The decision has been taken unanimously in consultations led by party presidium chairman E Madusudanan, he said.
Apart from him, Palaniswami, party deputy coordinators KP Munusamy, R Vaithilingam and members of the Steering
Committee have unanimously resolved to nominate Palaniswami as the AIADMK's Chief Ministerial candidate, he announced amid an applause.
The much awaited twin announcements have brought the curtain down on speculations over the CM candidate of the
ruling party and ended intra-party differences over setting up the panel.
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