Not against AIADMK merger, will not try to prove my strength: TTV Dinakaran

Dinakaran said that party MLAs might have changed their mind because of fear or some unknown reasons.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 19, 2017 6:25 pm
dinakaran, AIADMK, TTN dinakaran, Sasikala, panneerselvam, AIADMK, tamil nadu, indian express Adding that he had support of all the party MLAs, Dinakaran said that they might have changed their mind because of fear or some unknown reasons.

AIADMK deputy general secretary, and nephew of VK Sasikala, TTV Dinakaran on Wednesday reacted to the plan of a merger between the two factions saying that he was not against it. He also said that he will not fight for power and that he would abide by the decision of the party.

On charges against him of allegedly trying to bribe Election Commission officials in order to procure the two-leaves AIADMK symbol for Sasikala faction of the party, Dinakaran said that he was not afraid of anyone including the BJP. “Nobody can hang me, maximum they will put me behind bars,” he added. “I was asked to stay away from party affairs and I will listen to that for the party. I will not try to prove my strength,” he said.

Adding that he had support of all the party MLAs, Dinakaran said that they might have changed their mind because of fear or some unknown reasons. “If that helps the party and unity, I have no problem,” he said.

Earlier on Tuesday, in a meeting held at the residence of Chief Minister E K Palaniswami which was also attended by  six MLAs and two MPs and 12 other ministers, the decision was taken that Sasikala and Dinakaran will be delinked from all the party affairs. The rift in AIADMK began after passing away of former CM J Jayalalithaa on December 5.

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    Thayavalapil Kyprat
    Apr 19, 2017 at 6:29 pm
    The entire Sasikala tribe ,the "Gang of 12 Mannargudi" were actually the BENAMI of Ms.Jayalalitha in 1990s. All her ill-gotten wealth, were clandestinely deposited under these people's name and signature. However, because of Ms.Jayalalitha's People's power, she was able to ARREST and STOP the legal and judicial system of India, for over 20 years. Within 2 months of her demise, her No:1 BENAMI was arrested and thrown in jail. All their looted wealth ( except her Poes Garden Bungalow) will be confiscated by government. This man id BENAMI No:2. His FERA case will become active now. He will be thrown in jail soon. This game is getting over soon !!
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      Sankaran Krishnan
      Apr 19, 2017 at 4:07 pm
      You don't have any other alternate but to abide based on the decision taken by the MLAs and AIADMK Party Leaders and the question of strength does not arise and hady they supported these things will never happen and for the sake of jailed Sasikala and you (TTV) they are not interested to lose power and that is the reality. Better vacate from Poes Garden and as well from AIADMK Party and if not you will be forced to do and run away from Tamil Nadu and it seems for your bribes the room is getting readied at Tihar Jail !!!
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        harun
        Apr 19, 2017 at 12:28 pm
        What a climb down. They say when things go bad they go Worse. After having enjo Power/Money and Luxury for 28 years the Mannargudi Family has been pushed to the corner. Those who the Family appointed as their Pointmen in Party have dumped them to save their skins(Wealth). AIADMK leaders are indulging in Vulagar display of Oppurtunism,People will still vote for Two Leaves.
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