AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran has been asked by the Delhi Police to join the investigation into an alleged attempt to influence the party’s symbol war in his favour. The summons to Dinakaran were served hours after he "stepped aside" to pave the way for a merger of rival factions led by Chief Minister EK Palaniswami and his predecessor O Panneerselvam.
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Apr 20, 2017 3:40 pm (IST)
“We are demanding the resignations of TTV Dinakaran and Sasikala. If these conditions are met, we will immediately start talks,” says Muniswamy.
Apr 20, 2017 3:39 pm (IST)
KP Muniswamy from the Panneerselvam camp says they never asked for the post of the CM of the party general secretary. “We never went into this assuming we were heading for elections. But if there are elections, Panneerselvam will definitely win.”
Apr 20, 2017 11:58 am (IST)
AIADMK deputy speaker Thambidurai meets Governor Vidyasagar Rao, says it was a courtesy call. “No politics to be read into this. I have already said the CM will continue. He is an elected man.”
Apr 20, 2017 11:06 am (IST)
Dinakaran has failed to appear in court today citing the death of a relative last week. The court has accepted his plea and asked him to appear on April 24
Apr 20, 2017 11:05 am (IST)
He has, however, claimed the rebellion against him was out of "fear".
Apr 20, 2017 11:04 am (IST)
Senior ministers, including D Jayakumar and KA Sengottaiyan, who chairs the AIADMK presidium and had hitherto sided with Dinakaran, had questioned the beleaguered leader's locus standi to convene a meeting of legislators and the party's district secretaries.
Apr 20, 2017 10:58 am (IST)
The summons were served hours after Dinakaran "stepped aside" to pave the way for a merger of rival factions led by Chief Minister EK Palaniswami and his predecessor O Panneerselvam.
Apr 20, 2017 10:57 am (IST)
The Delhi Police have asked him to join the probe on Saturday at the office of the Delhi interstate crime branch
Apr 20, 2017 10:55 am (IST)
Delhi Police served summons to AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran late on Wednesday asking him to join the investigation into an alleged attempt to influence the battle over the party’s election symbol