Sasikala, Dinakaran ouster first victory in dharma yudh, says Panneerselvam
Tamil Nadu finance minister D. Jayakumar on Tuesday night announced that AIADMK ministers had decided to keep Sasikala, Dinakaran and their family members out of the party.india Updated: Apr 19, 2017 16:15 IST
Former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam on Wednesday said the ouster of VK Sasikala, the jailed AIADMK general secretary, and her nephew TTV Dinakaran, the party’s deputy general secretary, was his faction’s first victory in the “dharma yudh”.
Tamil Nadu finance minister D. Jayakumar on Tuesday night announced that AIADMK ministers had decided to keep Sasikala, Dinakaran and their family members out of the party.
Jayakumar said a committee will be formed to run the party. Sasikala was elected AIADMK general secretary in December after chief minister J. Jayalalithaa’s death.
Dinakaran earlier said that as everyone had decided to keep him out of party affairs, he had decided to stay out.
According to Panneerselvam, the war for justice would continue “till the main goal is achieved”.
He reiterated that AIADMK founder and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M.G. Ramachandran and his successor Jayalalithaa led the party as a movement of cadres.
He said that after Jayalalithaa died, the AIADMK had gone into the hands of Sasikala’s family.
“The war for justice is to retrieve the party from the clutches of that family.”
Panneerselvam said both the factions would now hold talks for a merger of the AIADMK and a decision would be taken as per the wishes of party members.
First Published: Apr 19, 2017 16:15 IST