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Talks only if Sasikala family is ousted: OPS

20 April 2017, 06:52 | Erica Roy

Police book Dhinakaran for trying to bribe EC in fresh trouble for Sasikala camp

AIADMK ministers hold meeting announce official talks to merge factions

The main reason for the friction was the dual authority with the party general secretary having a say in governance, a legacy from Jayalalithaa's era. "The party and government should not be in the control of a family as people will hate such a system", he added.

The latest revolt came on a day when the Panneerselvam camp made merger talks between the two camps conditional to the ouster of Sasikala and Dhinakaran.

Sasikala was elected the AIADMK General Secretary in December after Chief Minister Jayalalithaa died. Party sources said two senior ministers from Kongu region, both loyal to Dhivakaran, were closeted with him for hours in Thanjavur during the funeral on April 16.

He alleged state ministers have chose to keep him out of the party due to "some fear".

Sasikala then installed E. Palaniswami as Chief Minister.

According to "Jaya Plus" Tamil TV channel, Dhinakaran said a "good decision" will be taken in the interest of the party. "I do not wish to weaken the party and the government by showing my capability".


He said that he had sent a petition to the Election Commission to declare Sasikala's appointment as AIADMK general secretary "illegal".

This comes amid reports of a possibility of a merger between the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu O Panneerselvam faction and Dinakaran led Sasikala faction. "If this is done, we will consider it as first victory to our faction", former state minister and AIADMK member K. P. Munusamy told the media here. "Before local body polls, we have to get back the symbol and our focus is on that".

The Delhi Police has filed charges against her nephew Dinakaran, accusing him of trying to bribe an Election Commission (EC) official to hand over the party's former "two leaves" symbol to his faction.

He claimed that he had told Dinakaran that he would get a favourable verdict from the Election Commission of India in the party symbol case, he said.

"Everybody knows about the Sasikala family and their mafia gang".

The AIADMK split into two after Jayalalithaa's death - one faction is led by Sasikala and the other by Panneerselvam. Earlier in the morning, responding to Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisami's call, legislators of the AIADMK AMMA assembled on board "INS Chennai" and "INS Sumedha" for a "day at sea" event.



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