To ensure she kept control of both the party and government, she installed her nephew Mr Dinakaran as AIADMK's deputy chief and her proxy Mr Palaniswamy as Chief Minister. High drama was witnessed late on Wednesday night when a Dinakaran follower attempted self-immolation when the police arrived to serve the summons. "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.
This comes after state Finance Minister D. Jayakumar yesterday hinted at the possibility of a merger between the two groups. "We only demanded a CBI investigation into Jayalalithaa's death".
In a shocking turn of political developments, AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala, who is convicted in DA case and serving her sentence in Bengaluru jail, has been suspended from the party.
Dhinakaran said he was re-inducted into the party at a "crucial" time, apparently referring to Sasikala bringing him back into AIADMK a day after she was convicted in a graft case and also appointing him her deputy.
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He has, however, claimed the rebellion against him was out of "fear". The team also said that a decision on the probe will be taken after the court's verdict on a PIL seeking probe into Jayalalithaa's death. Maybe there was some dissatisfaction against me.
The four leaders are apprehensive of their names being associated with health minister Vijaybhaskar who was raided by the Income Tax department earlier this month.
Sasikala will continue to lead the party on paper since the Election Commission is examining the legality of her appointment.
"I wonder what the apprehension is about". However, KA Sengottaiyan had said earlier that OPS faction didn't raise any question on Dinakaran or Sasikala.
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However, his future course of action would be decided in consultation with Sasikala, who is lodged in prison.
Panneerselvam said he had launched the "dharma yuddh" with the help of his supporters, including MPs and MLAs, in an effort to ensure that the AIADMK did not go into hands of Sasikala's family.
Meanwhile, the O Panneerselvam camp took to Twitter to express its willingness to hold talks with the AIADMK (Amma) faction. A lookout notice against Dhinakaran has also been issued as there was a tip-off that he may try to leave India in connection with allegations that he tried to bribe Election Commission officials to get the AIADMK's two leaves symbol. I don't think that is going to happen.
Dinakaran said Sasikala appointed him as the Deputy General Secretary and he would resign his post only after discussing it with her. "How can someone inside the jail be informed", he asked.
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Putting up a courageous face, he said he will tackle the situation.