CHENNAI: Joining issue with Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, ousted deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran on Saturday levelled corruption charges against the former and his cabinet colleagues. Referring to the remark by Palaniswami while speaking at a public meeting at Kancheepuram on Friday that he (Dhinakaran) would go to ‘maamiyar veedu’ (a slang for prison) very soon, Dhinakaran said “Prison is not new to me since I have already visited it many times, but very soon, Palaniswami and his colleagues will go to ‘maamiyar veedu’ for corruption charges against them.”
Dhinakaran also said he went to prison for FERA violation and not for corruption charges. “In fact, after becoming the Chief Minister, Palaniswami had shared his fears over the arrest of his son along with him,” Dhinakaran said and added, “Now, Palaniswami thinks that if they send me to prison, they may escape from visiting ‘maamiyar veedu’.
But after losing power, they would certainly go to prison.” Meanwhile, Thanga Thamizh Selvan, MLA, told Express that Dhinakaran would be meeting VK Sasikala on September 20 at Bengaluru prison and, if possible, the MLAs in the Coorg resort would also accompany Dhinakaran. He said Dhinakaran was scheduled to meet the MLAs at the resort on Sunday.