Chennai: Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam’s brother O Raja has been expelled from the primary membership of the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).Also Read - NEET UG 2021 Latest Update: 17-year-old Girl Attempts Self-Immolation In Chennai Fearing NEET Scores

A statement signed by the state Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Panneerselvam said the latter’s brother Raja brought disrepute to the party. The statement by AIADMK read that O Raja has acted against the party’s principles and ideologies. Also Read - NEET UG 2021: Tamil Nadu Launches Helpline To Counsel Stressful Aspirants, MK Stalin Urges Candidates Not To End Life

The move comes on a day when Raja was elected to head a milk cooperative. Also Read - Another Medical Aspirant Dies by Suicide Hours Before Tamil Nadu Passes Anti-NEET Bill 2021; Second Incident in 2 Days

Earlier this year, Panneerselvam had said that he was ready to sacrifice his post for the welfare of the party. Panneerselvam had said that he had no inhibitions in stepping down from his constitutional post if it meant good for the party.

The state’s deputy CM had dropped hints at stepping down from his position and said he wanted to strengthen the party so that it got all the 40 seats including Puducherry in the Lok Sabha elections which are scheduled for next year.