TN Political Drama: OPS Sings ‘Shape of You’ to Woo Edappadi

TN Political Drama: OPS Sings ‘Shape of You’ to Woo Edappadi


As Venkaiah Naidu takes his oath as the Vice-President of India today, the ceremony is also expected to set stage for Tamil Nadu’s long-running political drama, with CM Edappadi K Palaniswami and AIADMK rival faction head O Panneerselvam on the verge of a merger. The two leaders will attend the swearing-in ceremony, and are expected to announce their intentions.

However, the merger seems to be hanging by a thin thread again with Team OPS since reiterating that unless Sasikala and her family are expelled from the party and a CBI probe into late CM Jayalalithaa’s death is ordered, there is no question of a merger of the two factions.

This story was first published on 22 April, 2017, and has been republished following TTV Dhinakaran’s ouster as deputy General Secretary of the ruling AIADMK (Amma) faction.

Worried over the split in the AIADMK affecting the stability of the state government, several leaders have been talking about a patch-up between O Panneerselvam and Edappadi K Palaniswami.

The Quint visualised a scene if OPS tries to woo EPS to form the government, by keeping Sasikala and TTV Dhinakran out of the scene.

Sing along to the lyrics of the song.

'Shape of You', OPS Version

Chennai is not the best place to find a leader

No one knows where to go –
Palanisamy and friends eating Sojji and Bajji
with onion chutney to go

Come over and start up a conversation with just me
And trust me I’ll give it a chaaaance now
Take my hand, stop, put TTK in jail
And then we start to dance, Maapla! Ready aah?!

Boy, you know I want your love
Your love was handmade oh Palanisamy, for me
Come now, follow my lead
I may be crazy, don’t mind me
Say, boy, let’s just talk a bunch
Grab my towel and put that party on me
Come on now, follow my lead
Come, come on now, follow my lead
Oh Oh Oh

You’re in love with the CM post too
We push and pull like a magnet do
I do dhyaanam to keep it cool
But I’m in love your party
Last month Sasi was in my room
And now this coup just smells like you
Every day discovering something brand new
Make me your leader Edapadi
Oh Aiyo Aiyo Aiyo Aiyo!
Just join my party
Oh Aiyo Aiyo Aiyo Aiyo!

One week in we let the story begin
After Chinamma sealed Amma’s fate
You and me are nifty, we waited for our cake
Fill up your bag and I fill up a plate
We can now talk for hours about the seat and the power
And how Sasi’s family’s not so Okay
Just get in my party, gimme the twin leaves
Tell your MLAs to come to my place, and I’m thinking like

Come on, Edapadi, come on
Come on, Edapadi, come on
Come on, Edapadi, come on
Come on, Edapadi, come on

Oh Aiyo Aiyo Aiyo Aiyo!

Video Editor: Puneet Bhatia

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