CHENNAI: Breaking his silence on the ongoing tussle between himself and the two merged factions of the AIADMK led by O Panneerselvam and Edappadi K Palaniswami, TTV Dhinakaran today said it was a “war between sacrifice and betrayal.”
Dhinakaran told media persons while leaving for Coimbatore that he hoped governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao would take the right decision now that 19 MLAs have withdrawn support to chief minister Palaniswami and submitted individual letters to the governor seeking the latter’s sacking.
“The governor is a legal expert and we hope that he will take the right decision soon,” Dhinakaran said.
Asked whether the notice issued by speaker P Dhanapal to the 19 MLAs was a threat to his interests, Dhanakaran said, “No one can threaten us except god. We are bound to answer only the almighty and truth.”
He said the 19 MLAs have not been corralled in Puducherry to shield them from allurements.
“They are in Puducherry to protect the party. The entire country is keenly watching what is happening in Tamil Nadu. The MLAs are staying at Puducherry hoping that the governor will soon fulfil their request. I am working with them only to safeguard the party,” he added.
Dhinakaran is scheduled to reach Tirupur via Coimbatore to take part in the family function of former MP Sivasamy. He is likely to hold discussions with his supporters there.