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As recently as last week, he asserted that he would move a resolution to remove Speaker P Dhanapal as he was allegedly acting in a biased manner.
O Raja was re-inducted into the party only after he had expressed regret for his action, Jayakumar said, but refused to divulge the 'anti-party activity' that prompted the leadership to sack him.
Senthil Balaji until Thursday did not announce his decision to jump the party, despite the media reports and people in DMK and AMMK confirming what initially spread as a rumour in TN political circle.
Amid speculation that Senthil Balaji will join DMK, Dhinakaran broke his silence saying the party would not be crippled if some individuals left it for selfish interests.
While the chief minister said that it was their choice, he remarked that inviting rebels to AIADMK— a party protected by MGR and Jayalalithaa — was his duty.
Many DMK sources confirmed that indeed, the bigwig of Dhinakaran's party in Karur had established contacts with the DMK leaders and is most likely to join the DMK.
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.