AIADMK issues gag order for party leaders after two MLAs voice concern about leadership
The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam on Sunday ordered its leaders not to express their criticism of the party leadership in public, PTI reported. The directive came after at least two MLAs voiced their concerns about the lack of a unitary leadership in the party.
The AIADMK is led by coordinator O Panneerselvam and co-coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami. Palaniswami also serves as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu and Panneerselvam as his deputy. The remarks against them by the two MLAs came days after the AIADMK won only nine of the 22 Assembly constituencies in the state that went for bye-elections in the last two months. The party, however, maintained its majority in the Assembly.