The ruling AIADMK of Tamil Nadu announced on Wednesday that Chief Minister K.K. Palaniswamy will be the party's chief ministerial candidate for the 2021 assembly elections. Party coordinator and Deputy Chief Minister O.K. The announcement was made by Panneerselvam at the party headquarters.

Accepting Panneerselvam's demand, the party has also announced the setting up of an 11-member steering committee (Steering Committee) to guide the party.

The formation of the steering committee was announced by the party's joint coordinator and Chief Minister Palaniswami.

The members of the steering committee are: Dindigul C. Srinivasan, S.P. Velumani, P. Thangamani, C.V. Shanmugam, D. Jayakumar, R. Kamaraj, Manoj Pandian, J.C.D. Prabhakar, P. Mohan, Gopalakrishnan and Manikam.

Welcoming the announcement, party workers happily distributed fireworks boils and sweets at the headquarters.

At the recent meeting of the party's executive committee, the issue of the announcement of the chief ministerial candidate for the 2021 assembly elections was raised.

Jubanijung also took place between Panneerselvam and Palaniswami's supporters.

Panneerselvam has been demanding that a steering committee be formed to guide the party as per the earlier agreement.

For all these years Palaniswami did not agree to the steering committee and Panneerselvam remained silent.

After the meeting of the party's executive committee, Deputy Coordinator K.P. Munusamy told reporters that the party's chief ministerial candidate would be announced on October 7 by Panneerselvam and Palanisamy.

A senior official told IANS on condition of anonymity, “There will be no change in the current faction. The status quo will remain the same. The party headed by Palaniswami will contest the elections while Panneerselvam will remain the party's coordinator. ”