PM Narendra Modi Suggested Me to Merge With EPS: OPS

O Panneerselvam, Tamil Nadu chief minister, AIADMK Merger, Edappadi K Palaniswami

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Former Chief Minister and the current deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam, who had merged his faction with that of chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) last year, has said that he had acted on a suggestion from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Speaking at a party office-bearers meeting at Theni on February 16, the AIADMK coordinator said that the issue came up during a courtesy meeting he had with Modi in New Delhi last year.

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“He (Modi) said that you (Panneerselvam) could join (merge the faction) to save the party,” OPS said, without specifying the exactly when the conversation took place. The merger of the two AIADMK factions took place in August 2017