All AIADMK camps shift focus to Delhi

After a high political drama within the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, the focus now has shifted to New Delhi.

A delegation of AIADMK leaders, belonging to the recently merged faction, met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday and sought release of pending funds to Tamil Nadu.

They, however, denied discussion with Jaitley on the political developments taking place in the state.

The camp led by TTV Dhinakaran, the nephew of jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala approached the Election Commission days after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palanaswami joined hands with rival O Panneerselvam to end the bitter feud between the warring factions of the party.

He approached the Election Commission, saying the poll panel should hear him before taking any decision on the party’s election symbol.

Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha member V Maithreyan is expected to submit a letter to the poll panel on formal withdrawal of their earlier affidavits, besides announcing their merger.

Meanwhile, with Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao yet to take a decision on the letters of 19 MLAs withdrawing support. Following this, the rebel MLAs are planning to meet the President.