Is Tamil Nadu Heading Towards Political Crisis Again?

Sasikala-Dhinakaran duo is preparing to rock E Palanisamy boat by encouraging MLAs to cross over to their side deserting the ruling faction. EPS had reiterated his advice to Dhinakaran to keep off the party.

Chennai: Tamil Badu politics are again in the news as 21 MLAs’ from Edappadi Palanisamy (EPS) camp met Dhinakaran at his residence on Tuesday.  As this development comes on the heels of Dhinakaran meeting his aunt and party chief VK Sasikala in Bengaluru jail on Monday, speculations are rife that more MLAs’ might join his camp.

However, the government headed by Edappadi Palanisamy distanced itself from Dhinakaran, indicating a rift growing between the two camps. Analysts feel that this might threaten the stability of TN government.

Dinakaran was released on bail from New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on June 1. He was arrested for trying to bribe an Election Commission official to secure the AIADMK’s official two leaves symbol.

Before leaving for Parappana Agrahara prison in Bengaluru to meet his aunt, Dhinakaran said, “From April 19 or 20, a few members of the party due to some of their fears said TTV Dhinakaran and his family should remain out of the party. Because of which, I stayed away from the party for the last 45 days but there has not been any progress.”

He went to meet Sasikala to discuss current developments in the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)-Amma. Some reports said that Sasikala advised Dhinakaran to wait for two months before taking any major decision.

Meanwhile, it is also being reported that the MLAs’ met Dhinakaran as none of the promises that were made during their stay in the resort was fulfilled and they want him to assure them about it.

While the government led by EPS took a stand that they have nothing to do with either Dhinakaran or Sasikala, rumours are rife that EPS might be sent home as many MLAs’ are ready to defect to Dhinakaran- Sasikala faction.  If this turns out to be true, it will certainly bring down the government.

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