‘Will not con­test Dhi­nakaran’s plea’

Says his pa­tience is pay­ing off


Even as they con­tin­ued with meet­ings in Delhi, the newly merged AIADMK (Amma) and AIADMK (Pu­ratchi Tha­laivi Amma) fac­tions have made it clear that they have de­cided not to move the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion against the pe­ti­tion filed by the group headed by T.T.V. Dhi­nakaran for now.

Claim­ing that the AIADMK was with him, side­lined party deputy gen­eral sec­re­tary T.T.V. Dhi­nakaran said on Wed­nes­day that he would go af­ter the traitors of the party.

When asked for his com­ments on the al­le­ga­tion that the BJP was be­hind the con­fu­sion in AIADMK, Mr. Dhi­nakaran said he can­not blame oth­ers when some of his own party men were go­ing against the wishes of the party’s lead­er­ship. “The party is with us...traitors will be sent home. We will be af­ter the traitors,” Mr. Dhi­nakaran said. “We have been wait­ing for the Gov­er­nor to take a good ac­tion on the rep­re­sen­ta­tion sub­mit­ted by our MLAs with­draw­ing sup­port to the Chief Min­is­ter. We will de­cide on our fu­ture course of ac­tion,” Mr. Dhi­nakaran said here dur­ing an in­ter­ac­tion with re­porters. Ex­plain­ing rea­sons be­hind his ‘wait and see’ ap­proach, Mr. Dhi­nakaran said pa­tience has given good re­sults.

As­sail­ing Chief Min­is­ter Edap­padi K. Palaniswami for be­tray­ing the con­fi­dence of the party lead­er­ship, he asked, “It was Chin­namma

(V.K. Sasikala) who made him the Chief Min­is­ter. How can he do any­thing good to the peo­ple of Tamil Nadu? Party work­ers are re­al­is­ing what he has done to the party.”

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