CHENNAI: In what was happening to be an interaction of the EPS-OPS camp to put on notice Sasikala and Dhinakaran, turn out to be a real surprise for the chief minister and his deputy, as at least 27 more legislators – besides the 21 that are there in the resort of Puducherry was absent, signifying the government’s eroding base.
After the yesterday interaction, the united factions told media reporters that the party general council and executive committee will meet on September 12 as part of the process to remove V K Sasikala and Dhinakaran as the deputy general secretary.
Point to be noted here is that Dhinakaran’s known supporters were not invited for the meeting, but what came as a shock for the leaders was the abstention of 27 MLAs who were believed to be by the EPS-OPS side.
The press release from the party headquarters said the general council and executive committee meeting on September 12 will be chaired by party presidium chairman E Madhusudhanan at 10.35am in Vanagaram. “Following the demand from a majority of the party cadres, the general council and executive committee will be convened according to party bylaw, rule 19, section 7,” the release said.
The EPS-OPS camp put out another statement, directing all executive committee members, district office-bearers, secretaries of unions, towns, area and town panchayats and that of other states to attend the general council meeting.