Sasikala’s nephew Dhinakaran removes Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami from party system


Chennai: AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala’s nephew TTV Dhinakaran on Sunday removed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami from Salem district secretary post.

The latest development comes after the AIADMK faction led by Dhinakaran on Saturday removed chief government whip S Rajendran from a key party post, two days after the latter sought disqualification of the 19 MLAs owing allegiance to him.

P Muthiayan was appointed in Rajendran’s place.

Earlier, the AIADMK faction led by Palaniswami had declared as null and void the appointment of Dhinakaran as the deputy general secretary.

The Dhinakaran-loyalist MLAs had on August 22 Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao seeking removal of Palaniswami as the chief minister.

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