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AIADMK crisis: War of words continues, TTV Dhinakaran levels corruption allegations against CM Palaniswami

Dhinakaran's remarks comes days after the Madras High Court stayed a floor test in the Tamil Nadu Assembly till September 20.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: September 16, 2017 2:27 pm
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Firing a fresh salvo against the ruling AIADMK faction, sidelined leader TTV Dhinakaran on Saturday levelled corruption allegations against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami, adding that he will be sent to jail for it, reported news agency ANI. “Palaniswami is scared because of corruption charges against him; he will go to mother-in-law’s house, not me,” Dhinakaran was quoted as saying by ANI. “My opponents will even accuse me of planting bombs in connivance with Dawood Ibrahim. Will you believe it? Please don’t,” he added.

Dhinakaran’s remarks comes days after the Madras High Court stayed a floor test in the Tamil Nadu Assembly till September 20. The faction headed by Dhinakaran had moved the court. Dhinakaran, who enjoys the support of 21 MLAs, said, “It is evident that he (Palaniswami) has no majority. Therefore he should be asked (by the Governor) to prove majority,” he had said. The ruling faction is short of the 117 MLAs it needs in the 234-member House to remain in power.

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Meanwhile, Dhinakaran’s faction had also moved the Election Commission against the ousting of former interim general secretary V K Sasikala. A delegation met the EC and urged it to declare the move invalid. Representatives submitted a memorandum containing facts, figures and the party’s bylaws to the poll body, reported PTI.

Last week, the ruling faction of the AIADMK, now consisting of Palaniswami and former CM O Panneerselvam, declared late CM J Jayalalithaa the party’s “permanent” general secretary.

(With inputs from agencies)

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  1. Sriram Kalpathi
    Sep 16, 2017 at 10:04 pm
    Dinakaran,who was shunted out by Jayalalitha,is doing his best to become CM of Tamil Nadu.It seems he has played a prominent role in the mystery surrounding her death and wants his pound of flesh.
    1. V
      Sep 16, 2017 at 3:17 pm
      All These corrupt leaders must put beind bar the madras high court and made fresh election int he state. AIDMK is the worst party of India politics this Two Chief Minsiter and his depty as well Governor must put behind bar for his sleeping and nonsense act. What BJP Is playing with cons ution a Government unable to prove its majortiy for their gain still making rule to the state if these same act would have done by the cognress all these adhee chadees RSS and BJP Came out to destroy the Cheanni.. Shame to Central Govt .. The Governor and this Two Chief and his depty misnister. All Charterless.. Jai Hind