Panneerselvam to EC: Declare Sasikala, Dinakaran’s posts as invalid in AIADMKindia Updated: Aug 11, 2017 18:39 IST
Former Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam along with AIADMK leaders leaves after attending the swearing-in ceremony of President Ram Nath Kovind at Parliament House in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
With AIADMK (Amma) faction severing ties with TTV Dinakaran, the party’s O Panneerselvam camp on Friday again demanded before the Election Commission to declare the posts of Sasikala Natarajan and Dinakaran as invalid in the AIADMK.
AIADMK general secretary Sasikala Natarajan had appointed her nephew TTV Dhinakaran as her deputy hours before she was sent to a jail in Bengaluru.
However, a resolution passed in a party meeting headed by chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami declared that Dinakaran’s elevation was in violation of party bylaws.
A delegation of AIADMK Puratchi Thalaivi Amma camp of O Panneerselvam on Friday submitted an affidavit along with the resolution with the poll panel to back their demands.
“We had already urged the EC to declare position of AIADMK general secretary Sasikala and deputy GS TTV Dhinakaran as invalid as it was against party constitution. The resolution which was passed yesterday adds strength to our case,” senior leader K P Munusamy.
MLA K Pandiarajan, former MP Manoj Pandian and former state minister Natham R Viswanathan were other members in the delegation.