The deputies and other headquarters posts are given to the next dominant caste pertaining to a region. In simple terms, Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi party units will be handled by prominent functionaries belonging to the Nadar community. In Madurai west and Sivagangai, Yadava community workers are given preference. In pockets of Ramanathapuram, Paramakudi and Thenkasi Dalits have been chosen for the top district posts. In the delta region, the preference is for Mukkulathor community comprising Agamudayar, Kallar and Maravar.