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AIADMK abolishes village-level post

The village panchayat-level secretary post and a few other positions were created by former AIADMK general secretary late J Jayalalithaa when the party was out of power in 2006.

Published: 20th May 2020 06:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th May 2020 06:12 AM   |  A+A-

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Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam| Express

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CHENNAI: In a significant move, the ruling AIADMK on Tuesday abolished the party post of village panchayat-level secretary in over 12,500 panchayats across the State. Party coordinator O Panneerselvam and co-cordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami in a joint statement here said alternative positions would be given to all those who lost the post. Also, the party has split its IT wing into four units.

The village panchayat-level secretary post and a few other positions were created by former AIADMK general secretary late J Jayalalithaa when the party was out of power in 2006. Party sources, while stating that the decision has come as a shock to many, said they are waiting for the announcement about alternative posts.

Denying that the move would have any adverse effects, AIADMK’s Deputy Coordinator KP Munusamy told Express: “The post was created by Amma (Jayalalithaa) considering the then prevailing needs of the party. Over the last few years, we have realised that this post has not been helpful.”

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