Panneerselvam dismissed as AIADMK treasurer; Sasikala says DMK behind revolt

Chennai: The AIADMK has removed former chief minister O Panneerselvam as party's treasurer with immediate effect, the party said on Wednesday. The dismissal came hours after Panneerselvam said on Tuesday he was threatened and coerced to resign as the chief minister to pave way for General Secretary VK Sasikala to occupy the position.

IANS February 08, 2017 07:45:31 IST
Panneerselvam dismissed as AIADMK treasurer; Sasikala says DMK behind revolt

Chennai: The AIADMK has removed former chief minister O Panneerselvam as party's treasurer with immediate effect, the party said on Wednesday. The dismissal came hours after Panneerselvam said on Tuesday he was threatened and coerced to resign as the chief minister to pave the  way for General Secretary VK Sasikala to occupy the position.

Senior leaders and ministers met Sasikala at the Poes Garden residence of late J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday night and the decision was taken to dismiss Panneerselvam. Meanwhile, AIADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala on Wednesday said DMK was behind former chief minister O Panneerselvam's revolt against her. Speaking to reporters, Sasikala said all the party legislators were united as a single family.

She said DMK was behind Panneerselvam's action citing the bonhomie between him and DMK's Working President MK Stalin in the Assembly. Sasikala dismissed Panneerselvam's charge that he was forced to quit and threatened and said Panneerselvam was prompted by DMK to level the charge.

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