TTV Dinakaran meets VK Sasikala in prison before resuming party work

Bengaluru: A day after announcing his return to active party work, sidelined AIADMK (Amma) Deputy General Secretary TTV Dinakaran on Wednesday met his aunt and party chief VK Sasikala at the Parappana Agrahara central prison.

File image of TTV Dinakaran. Twitter @TTVDinakaran

File image of TTV Dinakaran. Twitter @TTVDinakaran

Emerging out of the jail premises, Dinakaran said he enquired about Sasikala's health and discussed about party affairs with her.

Sasikala is serving four-year jail term in a disproportionate wealth case.

Dinakaran told reporters that he would work towards strengthening the party by touring across the state.

He had on Tuesday announced that he would resume party work from 4 August after a two-month hiatus and embark on a state-wide tour to facilitate efforts for the merger of rival factions.

His comments assume significance as a camp led by Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswamy had earlier kept him and Sasikala from the affairs of the party and government.

Though Dinakaran had then said that he would keep away from the party work, he later questioned the authority of the ministers to sideline him.

However, he said Sasikala had asked him to give two months time for the merger of the factions which would end on 4 August.

The ruling camp had on Tuesday sought to brush aside Dinakaran's announcement on returning to party work, saying Palaniswami continued to guide both the party and the government.

Updated Date: Aug 02, 2017 22:52 PM

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