Let's have a look at the timeline of events that has happened in last few months.
The compromise would be her ouster by the party's general council.
December 29:Jayalalithaa's close aide V K Sasikala was elected unopposed as the AIADMK general secretary at a party meeting.
Within hours of the merger, Governor Ch Vidhyasagar Rao administered the oath to the two Ministers at a simple ceremony at Raj Bhavan, taking the strength of the Edappadi ministry to 35.
May 6: AIADMK (Amma) describes as "opportunism" Panneerselvam camp's demand for a CBI probe into Jayalalithaa's death as a pre-condition for merger talks. Shortly thereafter the party announced that steps would be taken for the removal of V.K. Sasikala from the post of general secretary of the party. "General council (of AIADMK) can only decide on the general secretary (appointment or expulsion)".
Sasikala's status in the party is not the only area of uncertainty the party will have to sort out. On March 22, Election Commission froze the party symbol recognizing the split in the party.
It was on February 7 that former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam dramatically announced his rebellion against the AIADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala. This could spell trouble for the government. He had stepped in before, twice, handpicked by Ms Jayalalithaa when she had to resign over corruption cases.
Palaniswami gradually emerged as leader of a faction of about 122 MLAs in the 234 member Assembly. Panneerselvam will be the convener and Palaniswami the co-convener of the AIADMK.
With the main factions together, party leaders said winning the case before the commission would be a lot easier. Party leaders from both the factions held multiple meetings after which the OPS-EPS united and Panneerselvam took oath as the Deputy CM on August 21, 2017.
Analysts pointed to the procedural and political challenges that lay ahead. "This is the question which is on everybody's mind right now", he said. A pact has been eluding the both factions since acceleration of talks over a week ago.
Hundreds of party cadres, who had thronged the AIADMK office on the occasion, gave a rousing welcome to Panneerselvam.
After much speculation and last-minute negotiations, the merger was announced at the AIADMK headquarters on Monday afternoon. Both Palaniswami and Panneerselvam come from powerful communities - the former a Gounder and the latter a Thevar.
Aid agencies have warned that there is a risk of contamination and disease outbreaks if bodies can not be found. All unidentified corpses will be given a "dignified burial" in the coming days, it said.
Pugh also referenced a meeting she said she had with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu about Confederate monuments removal. Kentucky was officially neutral during the Civil War, but came under Union control early in the conflict.
However, his situation at Real Madrid underwent a dramatic U-turn in the second part of the season following Gareth Bale's injury. Real Madrid star Isco has reportedly already put pen to paper on a new contract that includes a whopping release clause.
Moon in a speech Tuesday also said resolving the North Korean threat could begin with freezing its nuclear weapons program. But North Korean media reported on Tuesday that Kim had delayed the decision while he waited to see what the USA did next.
A woman and three children were injured after a tree fell on them in Central Park Tuesday morning, city officials said. One eyewitness who saw the Central Park tree fall on the mother said she lost consciousness for several moments.
Officials in the Army in South Block refused to say anything with all the questions soliciting a crisp reply-"No comments". Red Army has tried blocking developmental activities in Chumarr, Depsang and Pangong Tso , in the last few years.
The second round will be completed on Monday by a meeting of Everton and Manchester City, who both triumphed last week. Burnley had a fantastic opening to the season after they beat Chelsea 3-2 in their first game of the 2017/18 campaign.
This Kaiser Health Tracking Poll was designed and analyzed by public opinion researchers at the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). Sixty-nine percent of Americans agreed with this plan, compared to just 29 percent who wanted more efforts to repeal the law.
In the 2016 election, Trump was the first Republican president since Ronald Reagan to carry all three of these Midwest states. Some 60% of voters in all three states said they believe the US' role on the worldwide stage has been weakened by Trump.
Trump was referring to events in Charlottesville during protests surrounding a decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Heyer" was a "disgusting lie". "Such a disgusting lie", Trump said of Graham's remarks .
USA stocks tumble on Trump woes, Spain attack
The dollar fell against a basket of major currencies on Friday as continued uncertainty over the economic agenda of U.S. Trump's remarks about violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia .
Sensex ends 25 pts higher, Nifty up 6.85 points
This is also the second straight day when both markets closed in the green, supported by an across the board rally, reports said. BSE Sensex gained 148 points and NSE advanced 48 points to open at 31,919.17 points and 9,945.55 points respectively.
Tanner Ainge loses primary election for Utah's US House seat
Bob Bennett, a longtime Republican who lost re-election in 2010, the first of several GOP candidates ousted in tea party wave. Chaffetz represented the district until June when he abruptly resigned, citing a desire to spend more time with family.
Bill Gates Adds $4.6 Billion to Foundation Endowment
This is the charity that has been set up by both Gates and his wife with the motto to promote global development. Bill Gates has continued his philanthropic drive with his largest donation to charity since the year 2000.
Hospital head axed; Yogi blames kids' deaths on filth
The incident sparked a national outcry, with opposition parties demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath . The minister for medical education in the Yogi Adityanath government looks after this.
An important season lies ahead for Mauricio Pochettino
Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen netted at the start of either half, as Tottenham dominated their final friendly. The United boss saying yesterday "we have to see if he can replicate something similar in the Premier League ".
Meteor shower dazzles PH skies this weekend
Cooke said this year's rate is expected to be about 150 per hour but many of those will be blocked out by the light of the moon. For anyone planning to watch the Perseid meteor shower this weekend , the forecast holds some bad news.
Kylie Jenner: 'Make-up is my life'
While we're sure momager Kris has had a hand in guiding her daughter's business venture, this is more than impressive. Starting from only three shades of the Kylie Lip Kits, the website kyliecosmetics .com has received impressive sales.
Canadian pastor detained in North Korea
Last year, Lim told CNN he spends eight hours a day digging holes at a labor camp where he has not seen any other prisoners. Lim has made more than 100 visits to North Korea since immigrating to Canada from South Korea nearly three decades ago.
34 injured in the explosion of a truck bomb in Lahore
Rescue teams reached the scene and shifted the injured to Mayo Hospital and Mian Munshi Hospital, where emergency was declared. He went on to note that an investigation has been launched on determining how and when the vehicle arrived at the blast site.