AIADMK set to dump VK Sasikala and family for fractions merger
Chennai : Hours after former chief minister O Panneerselvam put forth certain conditions for the merger of the two factions, the AIADMK on Tuesday announced the ouster of VK Sasikala and her family from the party.
Emerging from a consultative meeting chaired by Chief Minister E K Palaniswami, Finance Minister D Jayakumar declared that the unanimous decision was taken in tune with the aspirations of the party cadres and people.
He claimed it was the desire of all party cadres, top functionaries, district secretaries, MPs, MLAs, and the ministers.
A committee will be formed soon to run the day-to-day affairs of the party, he said.
Dinakaran, who was expelled from the AIADMK by Jayalalithaa, was reinducted by Sasikala and appointed the party's deputy general secretary just before she proceeded to Bengaluru to serve the remnant of her jail term after the Supreme Court upheld her conviction and sentence in a disproprtionate assets case in February this year.
Senior ministers including Dindigul C Srinivasan, S P Velumani, RB Udayakumar, Thangamani, C Ve Shanmugam Rajya Sabha MP V Vaithilingam were present.