In a warning to the Tamil Nadu Government, the AIADMK leader of the Sasikala faction TTV Dinakaran today said that MLAs supporting him were ready to topple the government if the chief minister is not changed. “If the chief minister is not changed we are prepared to bring this government down”, he was quoted as saying by ANI. Earlier this month, he slammed the announcement made by the new unified AIADMK on convening the general council meet, saying only party chief V K Sasikala has the right to make such announcements.
Warning of strict action against those attending the meeting, Dinakaran said that the announcement of the unified faction AIADMK led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam earlier this week was “illegal”, Indian Express said.
While referring to the announcement made on letter-head carrying names of AIADMK (Amma) led by Palaniswami, and Panneerselvam’s Puratchi Thalaivi Amma, he added that there was no mention of the agenda to be taken up during the general council.
“There is no signature of anyone in the letter. Further, it has not been mentioned why the general council and executive were being convened on September 12, 2017,” he was quoted as saying by the paper. “According to relevant party laws, only general secretary can convene the general council and executive, or can do so after one fifth of the members seek it in writing,” Dhinakaran said in a statement, as per the paper.
“Therefore, there is no connection between the party and the announcement for the September 12, 2017 meeting…it is worthwhile pointing out that the general council and executive convened by AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala under due party laws alone have the legal sanctity,” Indian Express quoted him as saying.