New Delhi: The AIADMK on Monday warned of disciplinary action against those in the party if they interacted with ousted party leader V K Sasikala, even as it expelled 17 members including party spokesman V Pugazhendhi. Most of those expelled were said to have spoken to ousted former interim party general secretary V K Sasikala.Also Read - Tamil Nadu Lockdown Update: Govt Extends Restrictions Till August 9, Check What’s Allowed, What’s Not

The AIADMK legislators’ meeting, held at the party headquarters here, which passed the unanimous resolution warning of stern action, also elected party’s coordinator O Panneerselvam as deputy leader of the opposition in the assembly. AIADMK co-coordinator and former chief minister K Palaniswami was on June 10 elected as leader of the opposition. At the meeting which lasted about three hours, the AIADMK lawmakers deliberated in detail about the issue of ‘leaked phone calls’ in the social media allegedly involving Sasikala with some of the AIADMK cadres. Also Read - Breaking News Highlights: Ashwini Vaishnaw to Make Statement on Pegasus Case in Rajya Sabha Tomorrow

She had purportedly said she would make a comeback to the party in the near future. “After announcing that she would stay away from politics ahead of the assembly elections, Sasikala now wants to take over the party after seeing the partys spectacular growth. This is evident from media reports of her conversation with some party members,” the resolution moved by the leaders Panneerselvam and Palaniswami said. Also Read - Power Cut in Parts of Chennai Today. Check Time And Areas

(With inputs from agencies)