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OPS & EPS Betrayed Sasikala: Dhinakaran Camp Slams AIADMK Merger

Sasikala’s nephew TTV Dhinakaran has 17 MLAs with him and still remains formidable.

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OPS & EPS Betrayed Sasikala: Dhinakaran Camp Slams AIADMK Merger
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The two factions of the AIADMK, lead by Edappadi Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam, have finally merged, isolating VK Sasikala and TTV Dhinakaran.

Even as the merger was delayed by a few hours, and both camps went back and forth, Dhinakaran had a parallel meeting at his Adyar residence in Chennai.

Seventeen MLAs took part in TTV’s meeting, making his faction a formidable one.

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Hitting out at OPS and EPS, AIADMK spokesperson CR Saraswathi, a Dhinakaran supporter, said:

These two leaders were supporting Sasikala and gave affidavits in her favour. They wanted her to take over the party and the government. A few months ago, they had lined up outside Chinamma Sasikala’s house and asked her to become the CM. Why have they changed their stance now? What has changed? Media should ask them.

Saraswathi further added that the two factions had betrayed Sasikala.

Chinamma is not new to AIADMK. She was with our Amma for three decades and everyone in the party knows her. Party cadres will understand this betrayal

Nanjil Sampath, another AIADMK leader who has been a TTV Dhinakaran loyalist said, “Finance Minister D Jayakumar is calling us cheats. He should remember that when he had no position or portfolio, it was Sasikala who ensured that he became the minister for fisheries. Who is a cheat now?”.

(This article was originally published on The News Minute)

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