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The sacking drama of AIADMK continues: CM Palaniswami loses party membership!

 2017-02-17 16:57:36.0

The sacking drama of AIADMK continues: CM Palaniswami loses party membership!

CHENNAI : The sacking drama went too far in the AIADMK on Friday - by the already 'sacked' leader E Madhusudanan on the eve of Tamil Nadu Assembly taking up the vote of confidence in the newly sworn in Edappadi K Palaniswami government.

The party former presidium chairman E Mashusudanan - got sacked by party general secretary VK Sasikala last week along with her nephew and deputy TTV Dinakaran and another relatives S Venkatesh from the primary membership.

A fgew hours late, he went on to sack Chief Minister Palaniswami, Lok Sabha Deputey Speaker M Thambidurai, ministers Dindigl C Srinivasan, P Thangamani, C V Shanmugam, K Raju, RB Udayakumar and Rajya Sabha MP A Navaneethakrishan from the primarily membership of the party.

Palaniswami and others were expelled for bringing "disrepute to the party" by going against its ideals and principals, Madhusudanan said statement.

A week ago, Sasikala ahd sacked Madhudhanan as presidium chairman and replaced him with senior party leader KA Sengottaiyan. While dismissing him from the primary membership of the party, Sasikala and Madhusudanan had violated the party's principals and brought disrepute to it.

Sasikala has been lodged in the Parpana Agrahara prison in Bangalore after the Supreme Court upheld the trial court verdict in the disproportionate assets case.

"Sasikala has several criminal cases pending against her and is also involving herself in anti-party activities. Therefore, she has been removed from the primary membership of the party," said Madusudhanan in an AIADMK letterhead addressed from the party headquarters at Royepettah.

According to him , Sasikakala wrote an apology letter to former AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa in 2012, promising that she would not to involve herself in politics. It was based on this letter, that Jayalalithaa readmitted Sasikala into her residence, Veda Nilayam in Poes Garden, said Madhusidanan.

Sasikala readmitted Dinakaran and Venkatesh, after Supreme Court upheld the trial court's verdict in the DA case. She had made Dinakaran the deputy general secretary of the party too.

Madhusudhanan joined the Panneerselevam camp , saying his conscience was urging him to join OPS's camp. A former minister, Madhusudanan is one of the long-time members of the AIADMK.

The Sasikala camp claims the support of 124 MLAs,more than 100 MLAs are staying at a resort in Koovathur.They would continue to stay there till Saturday and attend the vote of confidence in the Assembly, against the newely sworn in Edappadi K Palaniswami ministry at 11am on Saturday.

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