The announcement got here after weeks of negotiation and hypothesis.

Chennai:

E Palaniswami would be the ruling AIADMK’s Chief ministerial candidate for the Tamil Nadu election subsequent 12 months, his deputy and perceived rival for the publish, O Panneerselvam, introduced at this time.

The announcement got here after weeks of negotiation and hypothesis.

An 11-member steering committee of the social gathering will have a look at “collective management”, stated Mr Panneerselvam, often known as “OPS”, recalling the management of J Jayalalithaa, the previous AIADMK chief and Chief Minister who died in 2016.