The AIADMK Chief J Jayalalithaa passed on December 16, 2016. After her death, the AIADMK party divide as a Two team Former Chief Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) leader O. Panneerselvam and another team under the party interim general secretary VK Sasikala.
AIADMK (Amma) camp publicly declare that jailed “interim” general secretary V.K. Sasikala stood expelled from the party and TTV Dinakaran as well.
OPS Camp demand to remove VK Sasikala from Party
“If the AIADMK (Amma) can adopt a resolution disowning deputy general secretary T.T.V. Dhinakaran, why cannot it do the same for Sasikala too,” asked a frontline leader of the OPS faction. “This should be done regardless of the legality of such a course of action,” he said. “Otherwise, there would be no purpose in running a campaign against Sasikala for all these months”, and his group would be seen to have compromised its position according to The Hindu
From AIADMK (Amma) camp nine MLAs supporting former Tamil Nadu CM Mr. Panneerselvam spoke in favor of a merger with the ruling faction