Senthil Balaji exit TTV says he is not worried

Senthil Balaji exit: TTV says he is not worried

Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam leader T T V Dhinakaran Thursday made a veiled attack on V Senthil Balaji, former minister and his senior party colleague, saying none will repent if some with selfish interests were to quit the party.

Former Transport Minister and a TTV loyalist Senthil Balaji, along with his supporters, is likely to meet DMK President MK Stalin at the DMK party office this week as speculation is rife that Balaji is all set to defect to the DMK.

Reports say Balaji plans to organise a public meeting in his constituency, Karur, once he meets Stalin and makes it official.

Dhinakaran in his press release slammed those who leave the party for ‘self interests’, without naming Senthil Balaji.

“People who think that the departure of individuals or certains groups from the party will cause it to fold, are like cats that believe the world has darkened when they close their eyes,” he said in a statement to his party members and supporters, “When I have people of pure gold like you, why should I bother about fake people leaving the party?”

He alleged that several attempts were underway to break apart his party due to the support it receives from people and its electoral success in the RK Nagar elections.

Without naming the former minister, he said it would be better if those who held views contradictory to the goals of the party eased themselves out of the outfit. Balaji was transport minister during 2011-15 in the previous AIADMK government led by late J Jayalalithaa.

Meanwhile, the Income Tax (I-T) Department quizzed former chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s close aide VK Sasikala, in disproportionate assets (DA) case. Sasikala is currently lodged in Bengaluru’s Parappana Agrahara jail.