After a gap of four years, the AIADMK has finally ordered for the reinstatement of the Vellore city party secretary post. It has bought cheer among the AIADMK workers in the district.
The news that Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami had ordered the new post also had the rider that a person from a dominant community should be recommended for the post. Two names which are making the rounds include former district secretary and former health minister VS Vijay and present Vellore east deputy secretary SRK Appu, who twice lost to DMK stalwart Duraimurugan at the hustings. Though present district treasurer M Moorthy – a former district secretary himself - sought the post he was told the post was meant for a dominant community candidate.
Sources also revealed that the Chief Minister was not happy with the choice of candidates for the post suggested by Minister Veeramani and he put his foot down to choose a local heavy weight for the city secretary post.