Palanisami’s elevation: Sasikala’s caste equation MASTERSTROKE
One could call it the consolidation of the Gounder community in the AIADMK. The appointment of Edappadi Palanisami as the leader of the AIADMK’s legislature party breaks the mold of the party being Thevar-centric.
K A Sengottaiyan the AIADMK’s presidium chairman and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai too are from the Gounder community. All this clearly indicates a Gounder dominance in the AIADMK that is today remote controlled by Sasikala from the Bengaluru central jail.