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AIADMK Symbol Row: Dinakaran to be questioned again at 2pm today | April 23, 2017, 12:04 AM IST
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AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran appeared before the Delhi Police Crime Branch in connection with an investigation into his alleged attempt to influence the symbol war within the party.

Back in Tamil Nadu, the rival O Panneerselvam and E Palaniswami factions of the AIADMK are working towards a merger.

Here are the highlights:

Apr 23, 2017 12:04 am (IST)

Dinakaran was questioned by the police for close to seven hours.

Apr 22, 2017 10:27 pm (IST)

Dinakaran to be questioned again at 2pm tomorrow

Apr 22, 2017 8:29 pm (IST)

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Satudary left for New Delhi to attend tomorrow's Niti Ayog meeting convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Palaniswami left by a private carrier on what will be his second visit to the national capital after being sworn in as the Chief Minister in February.

Apr 22, 2017 4:40 pm (IST)

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The stalemate in Tamil Nadu's ruling party, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, continues to hold the state in suspense with the faction led by former chief minister O Panneerselvam (OPS) toughening its stand on a merger between his faction and the one led by current CM Edapadi K Palaniswami (EPS).

Apr 22, 2017 4:08 pm (IST)

High chances of cross questioning of TTV Dinakaran, along with Sukesh Chandrasekar after AIADMK leader completes questionnaire 

Apr 22, 2017 4:04 pm (IST)

Questionnaire given to TTV Dinakaran includes queries on money trail, association with Sukesh Chandrasekar and about any meetings that have taken place with Election Commission officials

Apr 22, 2017 4:01 pm (IST)

Police have asked TTV Dinakaran's lawyers to stay outside the investigation room. Lawyers told they will called if necessary. 

Apr 22, 2017 3:59 pm (IST)

Crime Branch ACP, the investigating officer, is questioning TTV Dinakaran. The AIADMK leader has been a questionnaire and was asked to report alone, despite him taking his lawyers along.

Apr 22, 2017 3:57 pm (IST)

TTV Dinakaran's questioning begins with Delhi Police Crime Branch

Apr 22, 2017 3:17 pm (IST)

TTV Dinakaran reaches Delhi Police Crime Branch office

Apr 22, 2017 2:30 pm (IST)

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Apr 22, 2017 2:30 pm (IST)
Apr 22, 2017 2:28 pm (IST)

Formal discussions for merger between the two AIADMK factions to begin on Monday 

Apr 22, 2017 1:34 pm (IST)
Apr 22, 2017 1:32 pm (IST)

I don't know Sukesh Chandrasekar. I've never had any contact with him. I have just come to join the investigation: TTV Dinakaran

Apr 22, 2017 1:15 pm (IST)

The committee will include KA Sengottaiyan, D Jayakumar, Dindigul Sreenivasan, CV Shanmugam, SP Velumani  and P Thangamani

Apr 22, 2017 1:14 pm (IST)

E Palaniswami faction appoint committee, for merger talks, to be led by R Vaithilingam

Apr 22, 2017 1:05 pm (IST)

TTV Dinakaran will continue as Deputy general secretary of the AIADMK, says Kadambur Raju

Apr 22, 2017 12:13 pm (IST)

TTV Dinakaran lands at New Delhi airport

Apr 22, 2017 11:40 am (IST)

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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 22, 2017 10:37 am (IST)

Recap: O Panneerselvam faction on Friday announced the team set to hold negotiations with the E Palaniswami camp. Committee to be headed by KP Munusamy, will include V Maitreyan and Ma Foi K Pandiarajan

Apr 22, 2017 10:16 am (IST)

Recap: On Friday, the Election Commission of India granted time till June 16 to O Panneerselvam and E Palaniswami camps to decide on party symbol and file supporting affidavits

Apr 22, 2017 9:20 am (IST)

Recap: Following the Cabinet's revolt against him early this week, TTV Dinakaran had said he was "stepping aside" in the interest of the party.

Apr 22, 2017 9:18 am (IST)

Recap: Amid speculation of a merger between the O Panneerselvam and E Palaniswami factions, the Chief Minister, his cabinet colleagues D Jayakumar, CV Shanmugham, SP Velumani, and Rajya Sabha MP R Vaithilingam discussed the demands in a hush-hush meeting on Friday

Apr 22, 2017 9:10 am (IST)

While TTV Dinakaran travels to Delhi, party leaders back home will be working towards a merger of the rival O Panneerselvam and E Palaniswami factions. The Panneerselvam camp has set formal removal of VK Sasikala and Dinakaran as conditions for merger talks. The OPS camp has also sought a CBI probe into the circumstances leading to J Jayalalithaa's death on December 5 last year.

Apr 22, 2017 9:07 am (IST)

Recap: In midnight summons served earlier this week, the Delhi Police had asked TTV Dinakaran to appear at the Delhi Interstate Crime Branch office on Saturday

Apr 22, 2017 9:05 am (IST)

TTV Dinakaran reaches Chennai airport, says will speak to the media after returning from Delhi

Apr 22, 2017 9:04 am (IST)

TTV Dinakaran is scheduled to reach New Delhi today to join an investigation into his alleged attempt to influence the symbol war within the AIADMK in his favour

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