Chennai: The crucial Executive and the General Council meeting of the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, the highest policy level decision taking body of the party, would be held here on January nine, 2021, even as the party would launch the campaign for the Assembly polls on December 27.
The announcement about the General Council meeting was made in a joint statement by AIADMK Coordinator and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and Co-coordinator and Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami here today.
All the executive and general council members were asked to attend the meeting with a COVID-19 certificate that they have tested negative, by wearing face masks and following physical distancing norms.
The meeting, which should have been convened by the end of December this year, was apparently delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it would now be held at a marriage hall at suburban Vaanagaram on January nine, sources in the AIADMK said.
With the party already announcing Chief Minister and joint Coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami as the CM candidate for the upcoming Assembly elections due in 4-5 months, the General Council was being convened to ratify that decision and give its approval for the same.
The meeting to be presided by party presidium chairman E Madhusudhananan, would also ratify the formation of a 11-member steering committee constituted on October seven when the CM candidate was announced.
In another statement, the AIADMK said both Mr Palaniswami and Mr Panneerselvam would kickstart the party’s campaign for the Assembly elections by addressing a rally at YMCA grounds in the city on December 27 to ensure that the party record a hat-trick of wins and retain power.
It said both the leaders would begin their campaign to ensure continuance of the AIADMK regime and to continue to implement various welfare measures launched during the golden rule of AIADMK Founder MGR and on the mantra of ‘Peace, Prosperity Progress’ as envisaged by late party Supremo J Jayalalithaa.