AIADMK's Dinakaran faction tells Tamil Nadu governor CV Rao it wants Palaniswamy replaced
The AIADMK group headed by TTV Dinakaran on Tuesday informed Governor CV Rao that it wants the Tamil Nadu chief minister to be changed
Chennai: The AIADMK group headed by jailed General Secretary VK Sasikala's nephew TTV Dinakaran on Tuesday informed Governor CV Rao that it wants the Tamil Nadu chief minister to be changed, a faction member said.
Speaking to a television channel, Sasikala-Dinakaran loyalist Thangathamizh Chelvan said, "We have told the Governor that we will be taking steps to change Chief Minister Palaniswamy."
He said, "We are taking steps to change the chief minister."
According to Chelvan, the party legislators would meet and elect a new chief minister.
The Dinakaran faction was upset over their isolation in the party.
Nineteen legislators belonging to the Dinakaran faction met the Governor on Tuesday at Raj Bhavan.
AIADMK Deputy General Secretary TTV Dinakaran today met his aunt and party chief VK Sasikala at the central prison here, where she is serving her term in the disproportionate assets case.
It seems like the merger of AIADMK is inevitable now as both the Sasikala and Panneerselvam camps are now demanding the ouster of Dinakaran.
In a sudden turn of events, Tamil Nadu Finance Minister D Jayakumar on Tuesday announced that ministers have decided to keep out jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala, her nephew TTV Dinakaran and his family out of the party.