There is a new development in Tamil Nadu politics The merger of two factions in AIADMK — one led by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and the other led by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam , has merged .
Ending the six month long split faced by the party, the two warring factions of AIADMK (PTA) led by Panneerselvam and AIADMK Amma headed by Mr Palaniswami merged.
Former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam was today sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister in the Government headed by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami after the merger. Panneerselvam was allotted the key portfolio of Finance, ,Housing, Rural Housing, Housing Development, Slum Clearance Board and Accommodation Control, Town Planning, Urban Development, and the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority
While Ma Foi K Pandiarajan was also re-inducted into the Cabinet.