New Delhi, April 19, 2017: Ruling AIADMK’s Amma faction leader TTV Dhinakaran today called for a meeting of MLAs and District Secretaries at the party headquarters in Royapettah this afternoon at 3 pm.
This comes after Tamil Nadu Finance Minister D. Jayakumar yesterday announced that ministers have decided to keep out jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala, her nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran and his family out of the party.
Jayakumar also asserted that committee will be formed to run the party when queried about the General Secretary’s position.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police has issued a lookout notice against Dhinakaran, accused of bribing a middleman to get AIADMK’s two leaves symbol allotted to his faction.
Officials have alerted all sea and airports with Dinakaran’s details to ensure he doesn’t leave the country. Immigration officials have also been instructed to alert police if Dhinakaran tries boarding a flight.
The action comes in the wake of inputs that Dhinakaran was an NRI and could try to flee, police said.
The rival O. Panneerselvam camp is also meeting separately here to discuss the future course of action, sources in the faction said.
Yesterday, demanding the ouster of Sasikala and her nephew from the AIADMK, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam said the party should not be controlled by one family, adding it was nothing short of treason to allow the former to control the party’s affairs.
He said that he had sent a petition to the Election Commission to declare Sasikala’s appointment as AIADMK general secretary ‘illegal.