Chennai, August 28: The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (AIADMK) on Monday passed a resolution to expel General Secretary VK Sasikala and Deputy General Secretary TTV Dinakaran permanently. It has also been decided to take back AIADMK official media from Dinakaran. The meet under Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam passed four resolutions and invalidated all orders passed by Sasikala and Dinakaran.Also Read - Video: Sasikala Visits Jayalalithaa's Memorial For First Time Since Jail Release
As per the resolution, AIADMK party mouthpieces Namadhu MGR and Jaya TV will be retrieved legally. Also Read - Will Set AIADMK Straight, Says Sasikala in Audio Clip After Party Sacks Workers For Talking to Her
Ever since the faction led by Chief Minister Edapaddi Palaniswami sidelined him, Dinakaran has been trying to establish his supremacy within the party as its “Deputy General Secretary” appointed by Sasikala before going to the jail. Also Read - Tamil Nadu: AIADMK Expels 17 Party Functionaries Who Interacted With Ex-Party Leader VK Sasikala
Dinakaran had on Sunday dismissed Palaniswami as the party’s Salem Suburban District Secretary.
Earlier he had sacked several party officials like former Minister S Gokula Indira, Chief Whip S Rajendran and others and also expelled from the party Rajya Sabha Member R Vaithialingam.
Post the merger between two factions – one led by (now) Panneerselvam and the other by Palaniswami, the duo also announced that steps would be taken to sack Sasikala from the party post and also from the party.
Officially the AIADMK had broken into two factions – one led by Panneerselvam and the other by Sasikala after the demise of chief minister J Jayalalithaa.
The Election Commission has recognised only these two factions at the time of the bypoll for the R K Nagar constituency. The bypoll got postponed on the grounds of money play in bribing the voters. Subsequently, a third faction emerged under Palaniswami as it developed differences with Sasikala-Dinakaran faction.
With inputs from IANS