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Panneerselvam camp ‘dismisses’ general secy Sasikala, Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami from AIADMK

A week after he was sacked from the AIADMK, former party presidium chairman E Madhusudanan on Friday in turn “dismissed” general secretary VK Sasikala, chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and others from the primary membership of the party.

india Updated: Feb 17, 2017 19:27 IST
O Panneerselvam addresses supporters at his residence in Chennai.
O Panneerselvam addresses supporters at his residence in Chennai.(HT File Photo)
         

A week after he was sacked from the AIADMK, former party presidium chairman E Madhusudanan on Friday in turn “dismissed” general secretary VK Sasikala, chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and others from the primary membership of the party.

Madhusudanan, who is in former Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam’s camp, had at the time disputed Sasikala’s powers to dismiss him.

In a statement issued in Chennai, Madhusudanan announced the dismissal of Sasikala from the AIADMK’s primary membership as she was “bringing disrepute” to the party.

Sasikala is now in a jail in Bengaluru after being convicted in a corruption case.

Madhusudanan also dismissed party deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran, deputy speaker of the Lok Sabha M Thambidurai, A Navaneethakrishnan, Thangamani, N Dalavai Sundaram, Valarmathi, RB Udhayakumar, C Ve Shanmugam and S Venkatesh -- from the party’s primary membership.

The “dismissals” come a day after Sasikala loyalist Palaniswami was sworn in as the 13th chief minister of Tamil Nadu, along with 31 cabinet ministers.

First Published: Feb 17, 2017 19:23 IST

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