Dinakaran Says He Would Take Charge Of AIADMK, Meets Sasikala At Jail
Chennai: AIADMK (Amma) deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran, who got bail in cash for symbol scam seems to be back into the political arena. Dinakaran who was away from the party for some time before going to jail now is exuding confidence and is talking about uniting the party.
Speaking to a Tamil Channel on Monday, Dinakaran said, “I, the deputy general secretary of the party, am going to meet the general secretary to understand how I should take the party ahead. A few members of the party due to some fears said that myself and my family should remain out of the party. Because of which, I stayed away from the party for the last 45 days and there was no progress. After speaking to many people I came to know that Panneerselvam might not even join the party. I, as the deputy general secretary, feel that the party needs to grow and it needs to be strengthened.”
Later, he left for Parappara Agrahara prison in Bengaluru to meet party general secretary Sasikala and discuss the future course of action for the party.
Meanwhile, AIADMK leadership distanced itself from Dinakaran and said the party and the government had nothing to do with him.
Seventeen ministers met at the Tamil Nadu Secretariat on Monday after which Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami, Finance Minister D Jayakumar spoke to media and said that Dhinakaran should stick to the stand that he had taken before he left Chennai. They also said that then he said that he would respect our wishes and keep away from the party.
Jayakumar also added that the state government is running smoothly. “We have been forced to come out and reiterate that our stand remains unchanged. We stick to our decision that he has nothing to do with the party,” said Jayakumar. However, the state FM refused to answer a question on why 10 MLAs had accompanied Dinakaran to Parappana Agrahara Central Prison in Bengaluru to visit Sasikala.