CHENNAI: TTV Dinakaran, the AIADMK's deputy general secretary, has denied even knowing Sukesh Chandrasekar, the person who was said to be arrested by Delhi police when he allegedly tried to bribe election commission officials on behalf of Dhinakaran.
Dinakaran claimed efforts were on to "destroy our organisation politically," but said he was not aware who was doing so.
"I don’t know who is Sukesh Chandrasekar. I never spoke to him over telephone or have come across this person in my life. I did not bribe anyone for getting anything. If Delhi police summons me, I will face it legally. I will answer their questions. There is ulterior motive behind this development," he told reporters here soon after the news broke this morning.
Asked about the reports that he had spoken to Sukesh Chandrasekar over telephone, Dinakaran denied. "I used to spoke to lawyers regarding the dispute before the Election Commission. Rumours are being spread to politically destabilise our party. I am on the way to Bengaluru to meet VK Sasikala, general secretary of the party. I saw it in television channels about arrest of Sukesh Chandrasekar and spoke to my lawyer over telephone. So far I did not receive any communication from the Delhi Crime Branch. ”
“Today, we have already filed a petition before the EC. To my knowledge, there won’t be any hearing today as we have sought time.”
Asked there is a crisis in the party and he is going to meet Sasikala only to discuss this with her, Dinakaran said “ no one has urged me to stay away from politics.”
(with inputs from PTI)