AIADMK reinstates Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam's brother O Raja into party

Chennai (Tamil Nadu): The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Monday re-inducted Tamil Nadu Deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam's brother O Raja, after he was expelled last week for "bringing disrepute" to the party.

 AIADMK reinstates Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister O Panneerselvams brother O Raja into party

File image of O Panneerselvam. PTI

In a statement signed by both Panneerselvam and chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, AIADMK said that Raja decided to join the party after "expressing regret."

On 19 December, Raja was expelled from AIADMK "for having acted against the party's principles and ideologies, and for bringing disrepute to the party."

Raja recently contested and won the election for the state-run milk cooperate Aavin in Madurai, against the wishes of his brother, Panneerselvam.

Updated Date: Dec 24, 2018 23:55:59 IST