AIADMK deputy secretary TTV Dhinakaran said on Tuesday that most of the ministers in the Tamil Nadu Cabinet were afraid of losing in the forthcoming elections and hence are accusing him of conniving with the opposition party, the DMK.
Inviting the EPS-OPS faction of the AIADMK for fresh election if they believed they had the majority, Dhinakaran said, "You (EPS-OPS) claim you have support of party workers, so if you have the guts, let us face fresh elections."
Dhinakaran even swore to throw the ruling Tamil Nadu Government out of power. Earlier, AIADMK in its general council meeting passed a resolution according to which jailed party general secretary V.K. Sasikala stands expelled from the party and the post of the temporary general secretary forfeited. The resolution further said that the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, E Palaniswamy and his deputy, O Panneerselvam, shall retrieve the party and its symbol.
Meanwhile, the other factions of the resolution state that all announcements by TTV Dhinakaran stand cancelled.