AIADMK symbol: Sasikala, OPS factions asked to submit documents till 16 June


A senior leader in Panneerselvam's camp, K.P. Munusamy, said the rival camp now led by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami must secure the resignation of the jailed Sasikala and her nephew Dinakaran from their party posts.

In a Facebook post, Jeyanandh Dhivakaran wrote that he will make the video clips of Jayalaithaa with Sasikala in the hospital public.

"Even after being coined as a murderer, Amma's picture was not revealed by Sasikala as her enemies should not see her clad in a green gown. But OPS, just to garner votes, placed her in a coffin and paraded her", Dhivakaran's wrote on Facebook.

A team of the Delhi Police Crime Branch reached Chennai earlier on Wednesday with a notice to join an investigation related to ousted AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran's "two leaves" symbol case.

The post further added, "Truth is strong and what if the videos of Amma's and Chinnamma's conversations surface one day?"

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Hardening its stance for merger talks, the Panneerselvam camp had on Thursday demanded that the faction led by Palanisamy formally expel Sasikala and Dhinakaran besides about 30 other members of their family from the party.

Dhinakaran loyalists and MLAs Thanga Tamilselvan and P Vetrivel visited chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami at the secretariat on Thursday after a brief meeting with Dhinakaran at his Adyar residence in Chennai.

Panneerselvam also wants withdrawal of affidavits submitted to the Election Commission by the Palaniswami faction declaring Sasikala and Dhinakaran as party general secretary and deputy general secretary, respectively.

Responding to the development, Munusamy this evening announced that his faction would also constitute a committee soon to hold the merger talks. Dinakaran said earlier this week that he was "stepping aside" in the interest of the party.

The Facebook post was aimed at blunting the attack of Sasikala's rival and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam's camp, which had alleged Jayalalithaa was murdered by the Sasikala family to control the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.