AIADMK gen council on Sept 12 to remove Sasikala and family

The merged factions of AIADMK on Monday called a meeting of its general council on September 12, with the purpose to nullify the appointment of V K Sasikala as party General Secretary.

Her other family memmbers, including deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran, would also be expelled from the party, it is said.

A release said the meeting will be presided over by party’s Presidium Chairman E. Madhusudhanan at Sri Varu Venkatachalapathy Palace Mahal, in Vanagaram near Chennai.

Earlier in the day, both the factions of AIADMK met at the headquarters, where four resolutions were adoption — including the announcements made by the sidelined Deputy General Secretary of the AIADMK (Amma) T T V Dhinakaran as “not valid,” and retrieving Dr Namadhu MGR and Jaya TV from the clan of V.K. Sasikala.

The functionaries resolved to term the appointments made by TTV Dhinakaran as invalid as he had no authority to appoint or sack the office bearers.

“All those appointed by Puratchi Thalaivi Amma and those who came to positions through elections will continue to function in their same positions,” it said.

The meeting was attended by Palaniswami, Panneerselvam, ministers, legislators, Members of Parliament and other office bearers. The 19 legislators belonging to the faction led by T.T.V. Dinakaran, who have been ferried to a resort in Puducherry to prevent poaching, did not attend the meeting.