HIGHLIGHTS | Three AIADMK MLAs say Centre's interference in TN government caused all confusion

19 MLAs loyal to TTV Dhinakaran and VK Sasikala have withdrawn their support from the EPS government and have submitted separate letters to Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao.

Published: 22nd August 2017 10:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd August 2017 09:08 PM   |  A+A-

AIADMK MLA Thanga Tamil Selvan speaks at the residence of TTV Dinakaran after submitting a letter to the governor on Tuesday in Chennai. (EPS | P Jawahar)

By Online Desk

The troubles in the AIADMK party continues even after the merger yesterday as now 19 MLAs loyal to TTV Dhinakaran and VK Sasikala have withdrawn their support from the EPS government and have submitted separate letters to Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao saying that they lost confidence in his government during their meeting with the governor at Raj Bhavan.

AIADMK (Amma) deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran has expelled R Vaithiligam from the party. The Rajya Sabha MP had earlier announced that Sasikala would be removed from the party general secretary post.

Leader of Opposition MK Stalin has urged the Governor to convene State Assembly immediately to prove majority of the EPS government.

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Latest updates:

  • 7 MLAs supporting TTV Dhinakaran lodged at Windflower resort in Pondicherry, say they have come to take rest for a day.  (TV reports)

  • AIADMK MLAs S Karunas, U Thaniyarasu, Thameemun Ansari allege that Centre's limitless interference in Tamil Nadu government's administration caused all confusion. 

  • Lone IUML MLA KAM Muhammed Abubacker writes to Governor requesting to direct CM Edappadi K Palaniswami to prove his majority in the assembly immediately.

  • Minister for Cooperation Sellur K Raju says CM Edappadi K Palaniswami would bring in TTV faction too into government as he included OPS faction.

  • VCK president Thol Thirumavalavan demands that CM Edappadi K Palaniswami should prove he has majority support in the State Assembly.

  • VK Sasikala's brother Divakaran says EPS should resign on moral grounds and new government sans EPS, OPS should be formed. He recommends Speaker P Dhanapal should become the next CM.

  • TTV faction MLA P Vetrivel says that party is their priority. Government may come and go but they have to safeguard the party.

  • MLAs from TTV faction are travelling to Pondicherry. (TV reports)

  • Following developments after TTV loyal MLAs meeting Governor, CM EPS is holding discussions with ministers.

  • Nanjil Sampath, TTV supporter, says "We have no intention to topple the govt. We have lost faith only in EPS.

  • The public meeting to be addressed by TTV Dhinakaran on August 29 at Theni stands postponed.

  • Leader of Opposition MK Stalin urges Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao to convene State Assembly immediately to prove majority of the EPS government. (Read more)

  • PMK founder S Ramdoss demands that the EPS government should prove his majority in the floor of State Assembly. 

  • R Vaithilingam reacts: TTV Dhinakaran has no powers to expel me because he was expelled by late CM Jayalalithaa 5 yrs ago.

  • R Vaithiligam yesterday announced VK Sasikala would be removed as party general secretary by convening general council.

  • TTV Dhinakaran expels Rajya Sabha MP R Vaithilingam from AIADMK (Amma). (Read full report)

  • DMK working president MK Stalin drops hints of backing TTV-led AIADMK if EPS has to seek trust vote.

  • DMK working president MK Stalin demands that the Governor should immediately ask CM Palaniswami to prove confidence on the floor of the House. Also says, DMK will take an appropriate decision when confidence motion comes before Assembly.

  • TTV supporting MLAs urge Governor to change present CM EPS as he has lost the confidence of MLAs supporting him.

  • 19 MLAs supporting TTV Dhinakaran now meeting Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao &representing their views on developments in AIADMK.

  • According to the latest reports, the MLAs supporting TTV Dhinakaran have reached Raj Bhavan.

V Maitreyan, who played a key role in the faction headed by O Panneerselvam, is also meeting the governor.

P Vetrivel, MLA, who announced this on behalf of the 18 MLAs yesterday, refused to reveal the reason behind the meeting. He said it would be inappropriate to reveal the reason behind their meeting.

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