The warring factions in the AIADMK political slugfest are set to join hands with the party deciding to oust TTV Dinakaran and Sasikala from the party.
"We have decided to delink TTV Dinakaran and his family from the party, a committee will run the party," said state finance minister D Jayakumar.
As it happened.
Apr 18, 2017 10:41 pm (IST)
CNN-News18 has learned that a few MLAs have reached Dinakaran's residence and the "ousted" deputy general secretary is expected to address the media soon.
Apr 18, 2017 9:52 pm (IST)
Over the past few days, rumours were rife that the two factions - EPS and OPS - could set aside their differences and come together.
Apr 18, 2017 9:51 pm (IST)
AIADMK leader and an O Panneerselvam loyalist C. Ponnaiyan told CNN-News18 that his camp (OPS) believe in merger in total... "We want general council to vote Sasikala out," he said.
Apr 18, 2017 9:44 pm (IST)
D Jayakumar also said: "We have to discuss things , we want unity and we must merge the party, and there should be no division."
Apr 18, 2017 9:43 pm (IST)
Tamil Nadu minister D Jayakumar added that the party had decided to delink TTV Dinakaran and his family from the party and a committee will run the party henceforth.
Apr 18, 2017 9:42 pm (IST)
In a late night development on Tuesday, a senior Tamil Nadu minister informed the media that V K Sasikala is no more the AIADMK president.
He also informed that Sasikala's nephew TTV Dinakaran has also been ousted from all the posts.
Apr 18, 2017 9:37 pm (IST)
A Tamil Nadu Minister has claimed that twenty ministers in the government have ousted Sasikala and her family from the AIADMK late Tuesday evening.
Apr 18, 2017 2:59 pm (IST)
FIR Details: Information was received on April 15. The tip-off mentioned that the amount in possession of Sukesh was obtained from TTV Dinakaran.
Apr 18, 2017 2:56 pm (IST)
Delhi Police Crime Branch FIR claims Sukesh was 'in conspiracy' with TTV Dinakaran. The duo was trying to receive a favourable order from the Election Commission of India regarding the 'two leaves' party symbol. The plot was hatched at a five-star hotel in New Delhi.
Delhi Police went from one court room to another but couldn't find a judge for hours to seek AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran's close aide Sukesh Chandrasekar's custody in a case of attempt to bribe Election Commission officials.
Apr 18, 2017 1:18 pm (IST)
We will continue to ask for a CBI enquiry into J Jayalalithaa's death. The treatment given to Amma needs to be made transparent: O Panneerselvam
Apr 18, 2017 12:57 pm (IST)
The family rule should come to an end: O Paneerselvam
Apr 18, 2017 12:56 pm (IST)
We will not change our conditions. Even Amma (J Jayalalithaa) did not want family members to head the party. MGR and Jayalalithaa's legacy should continue: O Panneerselvam
Apr 18, 2017 12:54 pm (IST)
We continue to oppose VK Sasikala and TTV Dinakaran's role in the party. We should stay away from dynastic politics, says O Panneerselvam talking to the media
He is facing a Foreign Exchange Regulations Act (FERA) violation case with Enforcement Directorate (ED) probing unexplained deposits of big chunks of money into his accounts between during 1991 to 1995.
Apr 18, 2017 12:37 pm (IST)
A team of Delhi Police officers may leave for Chennai in the evening, say sources to CNN-News18
Apr 18, 2017 12:36 pm (IST)
A meeting has been called at the Police Head Quarters after names of bureaucrats, senior officials have come up in the investigation. Investigating officers have been asked to report with case papers.
Apr 18, 2017 12:33 pm (IST)
The core issue between both factions is over the 'two leaves' symbol. Both factions must work together to retrieve symbol: Sellur K Raju
Apr 18, 2017 12:33 pm (IST)
We have unanimously decided that OPS' call should be heeded. Both factions should unite to fulfil dreams of the people and the mandate: Sellur K Raju
Apr 18, 2017 12:28 pm (IST)
Yesterday, OPS had said that the two factions could/should sit and iron out differences, says TN Minister, Sellur K Raju
Apr 18, 2017 11:59 am (IST)
KA Sengottaiyan: There were no talks about the Dinakaran and Sasikala issue. Even the OPS faction has not raised any questions about it
Apr 18, 2017 11:58 am (IST)
KA Sengottaiyan: TTV Dinakaran keenly heard the updates and has welcomed OPS' statement. He will take a decision soon.
Apr 18, 2017 11:55 am (IST)
KA Sengottaiyan to ANI: Talks have not yet begun.
Apr 18, 2017 11:31 am (IST)
WATCH: M. Thambidurai speaks to CNN-News18's Nitisha Kashyap
Apr 18, 2017 11:30 am (IST)
ex-MP KC Palaniswamy to CNN-News18: The EPS side have indicated that they want unity. It is something we have wanted from Day 1.
Apr 18, 2017 11:15 am (IST)
Sukesh Chandrashekar's lawyers will be moving court for a copy of the FIR and medical assistance for Sukesh. The lawyers claim that as the alleged conman had an accident a few years ago, which left him without 4 fingers on his left hand, a helper and a defence lawyer should be present during questioning.
Apr 18, 2017 11:10 am (IST)
S. Semmalai, a OPS supporter, to CNN-News18: We have not received any proposal from the other side. The general secretary of the party will be selected by elections, nobody can nominate the general secretary. As our leader is in Theni, we are awaiting his return.
Apr 18, 2017 11:07 am (IST)
AIADMK's INS Chennai meet continues. D Jayakumar, P Thangamani and CV Shanmugam in attendance
Apr 18, 2017 11:06 am (IST)
OPS camp working on merger details. Want Panneerselvam reinstated as Chief Minister.
Apr 18, 2017 10:58 am (IST)
O Panneerselvam in Tamil Nadu's Theni district. Is expected to return back to Chennai this afternoon.