Chennai, Sept 13: The political turmoil in Tamil Nadu is nowhere close to getting over. A day after being ousted by the E Palaniswamy faction of the AIADMK, TTV Dinakaran on Wednesday removed Dindigul C Srinivasan from the post of party treasurer. He appointed his loyalist M Rangaswamy for the post. Dinakaran also removed E Palaniswami from the post of party headquarter secretary and appointed P Palaniappan for the post.Also Read - Video: Sasikala Visits Jayalalithaa's Memorial For First Time Since Jail Release
Earlier on Tuesday, AIADMK General Council had annulled the appointment of VK Sasikala as the party’s General Secretary. The council also struck down the appointments made by Sasikala before going to jail, including making her nephew Dinakaran the party Deputy General Secretary. The council also made its late supremo Jayalalithaa the party’s “eternal general secretary”. The decision was taken through a unanimous resolution passed in the General Council meeting. Also Read - Will Set AIADMK Straight, Says Sasikala in Audio Clip After Party Sacks Workers For Talking to Her
“Following an atmosphere of shock after Amma’s (Jayalalithaa) untimely death… V K Sasikala was appointed as interim general secretary to attend to routine party work,” the resolution said. “It is unanimously resolved to cancel her appointment made on December 29,2016…. and all appointments and removals made by her between December 30, 2016 and February 15, 2017 are not valid,” it added. Also Read - Tamil Nadu: AIADMK Expels 17 Party Functionaries Who Interacted With Ex-Party Leader VK Sasikala
New party posts have been given to Panneerselvam and E Palaniswami. While Panneerselvam will be chief coordinator of the party, Palaniswami will be assistant chief coordinator. The leaders will have all the power of party general secretary.
Dinakaran, meanwhile, has vowed to bring down the Palaniswami government after the EPS faction merged with the O Panneerselvam faction, leading to his ouster from the party. Dinakaran on Tuesday said that most of the ministers in the Tamil Nadu Cabinet were afraid of losing in the forthcoming elections and hence, were accusing him of conniving with the opposition party, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK).