Wait till Melur meet, Dinakaran tells supporters

“I will answer the questions and decide the next course of action at the right time,” said AIADMK (Amma) deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran and asked his supporters to wait till the public meeting scheduled on August 14 at Melur near Madurai.
Wait till Melur meet, Dinakaran tells supporters
TTV Dinakaran at a function along with his family members and supporters in Thanjavur on Friday

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On Friday, as many as 12 MLAs met Dinakaran in Thanjavur during a family meeting. Later, speaking to reporters, he said that the Edappadi K Palaniswami government would be safe as long as it proceeded in the path shown by late chief minister J Jayalalithaa. “I wish the government of Jayalalithaa completes its five year term and the party comes back to power in the next elections,” he said and warned, “But, it will derail like a train if the government tries to jump off the track shown by her.”
Referring to the comments of EPS, Dinakaran said, “I will not answer those talking irresponsibly and will do whatever is necessary in the interests of the AIADMK. I have been in the party, since I was 23 and I am aware of the party regulations and initiate bold steps for its welfare.” 
He further claimed that he had been made responsible for making the AIADMK as the foremost political movement in the state. When asked about Opposition Leader MK Stalin’s statement that the DMK would not hesitate to bring a no-confidence motion in the Assembly if required, Dinakaran said, “It will be decided once such a situation arises in the Assembly.”
Meanwhile, the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Friday directed the police to provide permission for the Melur meeting and also provide security for the same.
Earlier, Sasikala’s brother Divakaran said that no one in the party has the right to remove Dinakaran as his appointment as deputy general secretary was official and valid. He also said that he would never play an active role in politics.
Resolution to remove TTV invalid, says MLA Vetrivel
CHENNAI: Calling the resolution passed to remove TTV Dinakaran from the party post as invalid, AIADMK legislator and party functionary P Vetrivel asserted that the appointment of Dinakaran and party general secretary VK Sasiskala as supremo, were made according to the party’s bye-laws.
 “It empowers the general secretary to alter or relax any norms as she deems fit. It doesn’t empower anyone like the group of ministers and party functionaries to necessitate any action against her, or those appointed by her. So, the resolution passed to remove TTV becomes invalid,” Vetrivel reasoned. 
On the question of Sasikala’s elevation, a visibly irate Vetrivel shot back that there was precedence. “Even late chief minister J Jayalalithaa was first appointed by the party and later elected. We have ample time to conduct the election to general secretary post. We will hold it at our convenience,” he said. 
He rubbished an RTI reply from the Election Commission questioning the validity of Sasikala’s elevation and said, “The same EC has sent an invitation to Sasiskala addressing her as the general secretary in January 2017.” He fired against the government on all cylinders and levelled various corruption charges. 
The Perambur MLA also asked the Centre not to believe the ruling dispensation as the latter keep shifting allegiance fast.

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