CHENNAI: A day after Tamil Nadu clergymen, drove by boss pastor Edappadi K Palaniswami, declared their choice to expel him and his relatives from the gathering, AIADMK (Amma) group delegate general secretary TTV Dhinakaran denied any rebel against him in the gathering.
Dhinakaran said he would take a choice “that is the best for the gathering”.
“No one needs to sideline me. I know how to take a choice in light of a legitimate concern for the gathering and in light of a legitimate concern for government,” he told journalists outside his Adyar living arrangement.
The previous MP said all MLAs were with him. “I would prefer not to demonstrate the quality,” he said.
Asked whether he thought the BJP had pressurized the clergymen to rebel against him, Dhinakaran stated: “You ought to ask them.”
Dhinakaran has called for a meeting of MLAs and district secretaries at the party headquarters at 3pm on Wednesday, apparently to get their views.
Moments after the ministers announced decision to oust the Sasikala clan from the party, at least eight MLAs visited Dhinakaran’s residence, including Thanga Tamilselvan (Andipatty), STK Jakkaiyan (Cumbum), K Kathirkamu (Periakulam), A Selvamohandas Pandian (Tenkasi), P Vetrivel (Perambur), S G Subramanian (Sattur), TM Elumalai (Poonamallee) and R M Chinnathambi (Attur).
In the mean time, law serve C Ve Shanmugam said the modalities would be examined in setting up boards for merger talks between the AIADMK (Amma) and the AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) group drove by previous boss pastor O Panneerselvam.
“No single individual will take a choice starting now and into the foreseeable future. It will be an aggregate choice on the undertakings of the gathering and the administration,” he said.