Chennai: The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Monday decided to sack six office bearers supporting sidelined party leader TTV Dhinakaran (also sometimes spelled as Dinakaran), a day after he won the RK Nagar bypoll with a thumping margin of 40,000 votes.
The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by top party office-bearers O Panneerselvam and K Palaniswamy, AIADMK sources said.
The party decided to remove, among others, key Dhinakaran aides P Vetrivel and Thangatamilselvan, AIADMK district secretary in Chennai and Theni respectively, the sources said.
Though AIADMK supporters are divided between Dhinakaran and the Palaniswamy-led camps, many office-bearers from the rival group hold party posts.
In a jolt to the ruling dispensation, Dhinakaran defeated its candidate E Madhusudhanan by 40,707 votes in the 21 December RK Nagar bypoll.
The votes were counted on Sunday.
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Updated Date: Dec 26, 2017 07:20:00 IST