Dinakaran, Thambidurai meet Sasikala in prison

Dinakaran, Thambidurai meet Sasikala in prison

Jailed AIADMK General Secretary Sasikala will take a decision on how the party will vote in the presidential election, party Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran has said.

Dinakaran, along with Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M. Thambi Durai, visited Sasikala at the Parappana Agrahara prison in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

They arrived at the Central prison around 2.30 p.m., and spoke to Sasikala at length.

Dinakaran on Tuesday said there was “no basis” in the reports of him developing a soft corner for former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam as opposed to Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami.

Both the factions of AIADMK are widely expected to vote with the BJP for the NDA government. Both Dinakaran and Sasikala, who is the party General Secretary, are said to have been kept out of the affairs of the party in the wake of the split after the revolt by former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.

Thambi Durai said that all was well in the party, and that the opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) was “playing games”. “Nobody can divide the party and we are carrying on Amma’s legacy,” he said.