18 MLAs supporting Dinakaran revolt, get governor's appointment

18 MLAs supporting Dinakaran revolt, get governor’s appointment

Irked over their isolation, the AIADMK group headed by V K Sasikala’s nephew TTV Dinakaran will meet Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao today and discuss the latest developments that led to the merger of two other factions and induction of O Panneerselvam as Deputy Chief Minister.

Sources say that the MLAs will present a memorandum to the Governor saying they have lost trust in Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami.

Speaking to reporters after meditating at Jayalalithaa memorial, MLA Thanga Tamilselvan said, “We are meeting the Governor. We were not consulted about the merger but an OPS who has only 10 MLAs on his side was given so much importance.”

He attacked Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy of not taking them into confidence before doing a deal with the Panneerselvam faction.

“What was the compulsion for accommodating Panneerselvam, who was responsible for splitting the party, freezing of the party symbol and one who voted against the AIADMK government? And why we were not consulted,” he asked.

Meanwhile, opposition leaders such as DMK working president M K Stalin and PMK founder S Ramadoss too have slammed the merger of the two AIADMK teams.