O Panneerselvam to meet CEC, likely to claim AIADMK symbol
Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu O Panneerselvam will visit New Delhi on Wednesday to meet the Chief Election Commissioner. In his first visit to the national capital after he rebelled against Sasikala Natarajan's camp, Panneerselvam is likely to stake claim to the party's symbol. O Panneerselvam will lead a delegation of his supporters to meet Dr Naseem Zaidi at noon on Wednesday.
As the R K Nagar by poll draws closer, hectic political activity is underway in Tamil Nadu. O Panneerselvam who is in the race to claim Jayalalithaa's legacy hopes to appraise the Election Commission of India about why he and his camp should be accorded the AIADMK's name and symbol. O Panneerselvam is expected to leave from Chennai early Wednesday morning accompanied by three MPs Dr V Maitreyan, P R Sundaram and Ashok Kumar. AIADMK MLAs and leader K P Munuswamy, Natham Viswanathan, Ma Foi Pandiarajan, Manoj Pandian and Semmalai are also expected to accompany O Panneerselvam in a representation of show of strength.
Meanwhile, sources suggested that TTV Dinakaran's aides are already camping in Delhi meeting leaders of the Congress. The R K Nagar by-poll is a people's verdict on the AIADMK government led by Edappadi Palanisami and the party is willing to go the extra mile to ensure a win.