AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran on Wednesday relieved more top functionaries, including Chief Minister K Palaniswami and forest minister Dindigul Srinivasan, from their respective party posts.
The move is seen as an apparent quid pro quo for sackng jailed leader V K Sasikala and himself.
Dhinakaran said if Palaniswami did not want Sasikala to be the general secretary, he should also relinquish the chief minister’s post and get reelected.
Dhinakaran said his team would wait for a day or two and “if the governor does not take any action… will take the next step”.
Dhinakaran on Wednesday accused the Tamil Nadu police of “intimidating” Members of Legislative Assembly owing allegiance to him.
According to him, the legislators told him that they were being “pressured” to back Palaniswami and “offered crores of rupees.” Otherwise, “false cases” would be filed against them, they were reportedly told.