Delhi police issues lookout notice against Dinakaran amid AIADMK merger talks

Pursuit of 'two leaves' land AIADMK leader in a soup

Munusamy said in keeping with AIADMK party practice, a party notification should be issued on Dhinakaran and Sasikala family's expulsion.

Though Dinakaran had convened a meeting of the party MLAs in the morning, it was cancelled because he had to be present in the Additional Chief Metropolitan Court in connection with two FERA violation cases against him.

OPS said that Sasikala has betrayed Amma's cause and was even sacked by Jayalalithaa along with Dinakaran and the party needs to be saved from dynastic politics.

"We demand that an affidavit be submitted by the other camp stating that Sasikala and TTV Dinakaran no longer hold party position to the Election Commission.

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.

He said they need not have gone public with their revolt against him and said " Had they asked me, I would have resigned".

Getting a green signal from Panneerselvam that he was ready for a merger provided Dinakaran and his jailed aunt Sasikala were kept out of the party, chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami went into a huddle with senior cabinet colleagues and they made a decision to accept the demand.

"The basic condition is that family members of Sasikala should not be in the party", former AIADMK MP and Panneerselvam confidant K.C. Palaniswamy told IANS. Till a few days ago, chief minister Edappadi K Palanisami and other ministers had been praising VK Sasikala and TTV Dhinakaran. When those ministers who vehemently supported Sasikala and TTV Dinakaran are now vociferously speaking against them, plainly signify that the political drama is being scripted elsewhere.

The Panneerselvam camp reportedly wants him (Pannerselvam) to be made both the AIADMK General Secretary and Chief Minister, with Palaniswami as his deputy. "But if there are elections, Panneerselvam will definitely win".

The OPS camp is also said to be seeking the post of general secretary for its senior leader E Madhusudhanan, who is also expected to be the leader the negotiating committee from the former chief minister's side.

"It is the desire of 1.5 crore party workers and people that the party and government should be free from interference of a single family".

The problem began when she tried to become Chief Minister.

It has been learnt that he had allegedly struck a deal for Rs 50 crore for helping the AIADMK faction keep the "two leaves" symbol.

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