Hitting out at the rival Edappadi K Palaniswami camp, AIADMK leader O Panneerselvam, also known as OPS, on Sunday said "cadres are on my side", and asserted that people and party workers would punish his detractors.
Party workers are on my side, Mr Panneerselvam (OPS) told reporters and added that he would also always be with the cadres. On his arrival in Madurai, en route to his home district of Theni, OPS was accorded a warm welcome by his supporters.
Apparently slamming Joint Coordinator Mr Palaniswami (EPS)'s camp for seeking to elbow him out of his position of party Coordinator, Mr Panneerselvam said the people of Tamil Nadu and cadres would teach a fitting lesson and punish those who were behind the 'web of conspiracy', and for being responsible for the current 'extraordinary situation' in the party.
The AIADMK had days ago said that the General Council would meet again on July 11 and EPS would be made the single, supreme leader. The war of words between the dominant EPS and sidelined OPS factions continued and they blamed each other.
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