AIADMK forms legal cell to deal with cases and provide legal assistance

AIADMK on Thursday formed a legal cell with six senior party office-bearers to provide legal assistance for former ministers and party functionaries facing vigilance and corruption charges framed by the state-run DVAC.

A statement from the AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam and Leader of Opposition Edappadi K Palaniswami urged the party workers to make use of the cell and discuss the legal nuances and assistance required to face the cases legally.

Former ministers D Jayakumar, CVe Shanmugham, along with AIADMK legislators Manoj Pandian and Thalavai Sundaram will be part of the cell, the statement read. The six-member cell also comprises former MLAs Babu Murugavel and IS Inbathurai. The AIADMK leaders in their joint statement reiterated their earlier view that the recently formed DMK government is involved in vendetta politics and is on a spree foisting cases against AIADMK members. Those members should reach out to the party legal cell for assistance and the party will help those booked in such cases to fight out the cases legally, the statement added.

Meanwhile, the AIADMK had also invited the party MLAs for a meeting on Friday at its headquarters to discuss the strategies that should be taken up during the upcoming budget session in the Assembly.