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On the agitations staged by the AIADMK cadre against the film ‘Sarkar’, Dhinakaran said the ruling party had mishandled the issue by giving free publicity to that film.
Sasikala, the deposed AIADMK leader, is serving a four-year jail term in a disproportionate assets case at the Parappana Agrahara prison.
Dhinakaran said this while opposing a suit moved by the AIADMK to restrain him from using the term and picture.
They said it was the duty of party functionaries to win the by-elections to all the constituencies whenever they are notified - whether in a few months or along with Lok Sabha elections.
Answering newspersons queries here, he said the MLAs already had stated that they would abide by the decision of the party leadership.
Thanga Thamizh Selvan clarified that they had decided to face the by-elections since the legal process of challenging the disqualification of MLAs in the Supreme Court would be a longer one.
The ruling AIADMK, hanging on to a wafer-thin majority in Assembly, has to win at least nine seats to remain in government.
A Prabhu, one of the three MLAs, when contacted, told Express that he had not received any communication from the AIADMK headquarters or from the Assembly Speaker.
After the two-hour meeting with advocate N Raja Senthoor Pandian and TTV Dhinakaran, the legislators decided to appeal against the verdict.
The much-awaited verdict came as a breather to the Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami-led AIADMK government and strengthened the CM’s position within his party.
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Thamizh Selvan said, 'If the verdict is in favour of us, we will go to Assembly. If not, we will discuss and decide about next course of action.'
This comes after TTV Dhinakaran disclosed that former chief minister Panneerselvam wanted to oust the Palaniswami government with his assistance and had therefore met him last year.
Dhinakran was apparently targeting AIADMK Coordinator O Panneerselavam and the Joint Coordinator K Palaniswami, with whom he is in a running feud for control of the ruling party.
Panneerselvam admits meeting TTV Dhinakaran with 'good intentions'; slams AMMK chief for cheap politics
The Deputy CM today said that he had returned from the meeting with TTV Dhinakaran last year with disappointment as TTV was keen on becoming CM after overthrowing Edappadi Palaniswami.
Dhinakaran said Panneerselvam had met him in July last year and sent a word through a common friend that he wanted to meet him again in September-end this year.