Legislators loyal to AIADMK (Amma) deputy general secretary T T V Dinakaran on Thursday met Chief Minister K Palaniswami amid speculation that they took up the matter of “leadership issue” in the party.
Their mission was to convince him of the significance of “allowing” Dinakaran to function as party deputy general secretary.
The core demand of the legislators was to get Sasikala’s nephew reinstated in the party headquarters in Royapettah.
Sources said the loyalists were closeted with the chief minister for about 30 minutes, during which the stress was on Dhinakaran returning to the helm of party affairs.
They also put forth demands, including that the upcoming MGR centenary celebration, which the party aims to make a milestone event should be held under Dhinakaran’s chairmanship and that he should be given importance during the annual Iftar party.
In short, the TTV team wanted the CM to rescind the banishment on TTV, announced by his senior ministers on April 18, and acknowledge him as the party’s supreme leader as a full-fledged deputy general secretary.