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 - School Reopening News: This State Has Decided to Resume All Classes Simultaneously | Here's When And How

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 - BJP Workers Offer 70-kg 'Laddu' at Coimbatore Temple Ahead of PM Modi's 70th Birthday

The move comes on a day when Raja was elected to head a milk cooperative. Also Read - Sasikala's Probable Date of Release is Jan 27, 2021: Bangalore Central Prison

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.