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Cuddalore legislators up in arms against TTV Dhinakaran

All of them affirmed their loyalties to Edappadi K Palaniswami and strongly criticised Dhinakaran.

Published: 27th August 2017 07:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th August 2017 07:37 AM   |  A+A-

Legislators and MP from Cuddalore speaking to reporters on Saturday | EXPRESS

By Express News Service

CUDDALORE: Three AIADMK MLAs and an MP in Cuddalore district alleged that T T V Dhinakaran had been attempting to lure them to his camp by enticing them with money, lucrative posts in the party and also ministerial berths. After Vriddhachalam MLA V T Kalaiselvan switched to Dhinakaran camp on Friday, the other MLAs – N Murugumaran of Kattumannarkoil, K A Pandian of Chidambaram and Sathya Paneerselvam of Panruti - led by Cuddalore MP A Arunmozidevan jointly met reporters here on Saturday.

All of them affirmed their loyalties to Edappadi K Palaniswami and strongly criticised Dhinakaran. Arunmozidevan accused that Sasikala family had been proposing P Dhanapal’s name for Chief Minister’s post only to create a confusion in the party.

“There are no caste or religious differentiations in AIADMK, but Sasikala’s family, who are not even the members of the party, are attempting to create a rift in the party on caste lines,” he charged. “Everyday, Dhinakaran is removing many senior party functionaries appointed by Jayalalithaa.

I have spoken to the functionaries removed by Dhinakaran over phone,” Arunmozidevan said. “Through political brokers, Dhinakaran is trying to lure other AIADMK MLAs. But he cannot succeed in it. All MLAs are standing firmly with Edappadi K Palaniswami’s government and I hope the MLAs in Dhinakaran’s camp will soon suppor t Palaniswami.” Arunmozidevan replied ambiguously on if he himself and the three MLAs accept Sasikala as party’s general secretary. “The matter is pending with the Election Commission.

Let us see its decision first. Wherever the two leaves’ symbol is, we would be there,” he added. The MP and the MLAs ruled out the interference of the Centre in their affairs. “Rumours are doing rounds that I am going to the Dhinakaran camp. That is not true. I will continue to support Palanisami’s government,” Kattummannarkoil Legislators and MP from Cuddalore speaking to reporters on Saturday | EXPRESS MLA N Murugumaran said.

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