We have to move on by doing our duty,” he told reporters when asked about Maitreyan’s recent remarks.
Maitreyan has been a disgruntled functionary ever since the merger of the AIADMK factions led by Edappadi K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam in August 2017.
The AIADMK MP also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Finance Minister and Rajya Sabha MP Arun Jaitley.
The five retiring on July 24 are Maitreyan, D. Raja, K.R. Arjunan, R. Lakshmanan and T. Rathinavel. While Raja is from the CPI, all others are from AIADMK.