AIADMK to welcome anyone other than Sasikala, TTV family members

File photo of D Jayakumar

Chennai: Anybody other than members of the family of Sasikala and T T V Dhinakaran will be accepted in the AIADMK, says Tamilnadu Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar.

Addressing mediapersons in T Nagar this morning after garlanding a statue of late leader M P Sivagnanam, Jayakumar reacted to rumours that Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) propaganda secretary Thanga Tamilselvan was set to join the AIADMK.

Trouble has been brewing in the AMMK, with Tamilselvan raising the banner of revolt against party general secretary T T V Dhinakaran. Yesterday, he dared TTV to expel him and his general secretary said he was not afraid of doing it.

TTV called members of the Theni unit of the AMMK for a meeting yesterday – Tamilselvan leads the party in Theni and contested the recent general elections from Theni. Dhinakaran announced that the party would soon get a new propaganda secretary.

In this situation, it was rumoured that AIADMK co-coordinator and Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami was trying to bring Tamilselvan back into the AIADMK fold.