19 MLAs supporting Dhinakaran withdraw support to EPS govt


Chennai: In a dramatic turn of events, 19 MLAs owing support to VK Sasikala`s nephew T T V Dhinakaran, on Tuesday submitted individual letters to governor C Vidyasagar Rao, stating that they are withdrawing support to the EPS government.

The development comes a day after chief minister Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam merged their factions in a high-profile event.

Six months after breaking up following the death of Jayalalithaa, the two factions of the AIADMK merged on Monday with rebel leader O. Panneerselvam made the Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister and party Coordinator.

Panneerselvam, who was twice CM when Jayalalithaa was jailed and again after she died in December, also got back his Finance portfolio.

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