OPS camp dismisses as sham EPS leadership's process to pick bypoll nominee

Updated: Feb 5 2023 9:35PM

Chennai, Feb 5 (PTI) The rival camp led by deposed AIADMK leader O Panneerselvam (OPS) on Sunday dismissed the process followed by the dominant Edappadi K Palaniswami-led (EPS) party leadership to choose the party nominee for the Februray 27 Erode (East) bypoll in Tamil Nadu as partisan, and said that it went against the Supreme Court's direction.

The Panneerselvam camp said they would contest the Palaniswami-led leadership's move on deciding the bypoll nominee (K S Thennarasu, a former MLA), a clear signal that the fight between the two sides is not likely to end soon.

Speaking to reporters, senior leader and noted loyalist of Panneerselvam, R Vaithilingam said the AIADMK presidium chairman Tamizh Magan Hussein has declared in party communication that Thennarasu is the official candidate for the bypoll.