Apparently taking aim at jailed party chief V K Sasiakala and her deputy and nephew TTV Dhinakaran, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami has said there is no room for family rule and graft under the AIADMK regime.
“Amma’s government is a fort that protects the poor and there is none who can destroy it. Some are dreaming of somehow toppling this government while others want to come to power through backdoors. Their dreams will not fructify,” he said.
Deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam too spoke on similar lines, at the MGR centenary celebrations at Vandalur.
Their comments come amid the rebellion by 21 MLAs, loyal to Dhinakaran, who had met state Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on August 22 and expressed lack of confidence in the chief minister, a day after factions led by Palaniswami and Panneerselvam merged.
The aspirations of MGR and late CM J. Jayalalithaa who nurtured the party will be fulfilled and in the process we are prepared to make sacrifices to make the party remain united, the CM said.
Palaniswami also said there is no place for graft and anarchy in the regime. Sasikala is serving a prison sentence after being convicted in a disproportionate assets case.