On Monday, AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran, who is on bail in a case of alleged bribery sticking to his previous statement said that a section of state ministers had revolted against him due to ‘some fears’. However, he declined to say what these ‘fears’ are.
The ‘fears’ were ‘selfish’ in nature, he said but refused to explain. “I will tell you later,” he said.
The AIADMK faction’s Deputy General Secretary also made light of the defection of some functionaries including MLAs and MPs under former chief minister O Panneerselvam, saying it was “not at all a big” issue.
“But some ministers have some other problems and some fear and in order to hide it they are telling I am the problem,” he said.
Notably, senior Tamil Nadu Cabinet Ministers had revolted against Dhinakaran and said he and his ‘family‘ (Sasikala) will be kept out of the party and the government. The statement was made on April 19. Dhinakaran had then, too, in his defence blamed some ‘fears’ among ministers for their revolt.
Dhinakaran was granted bail by a Delhi court last week. He was involved in a case alleged bribery, where he tried to bribe an Election Commission official to wrest the AIADMK’s Two Leaves symbol.
Dhinakaran said he ‘never had any intention of disturbing’ the K Palanisami government and that the Chief Minister himself was well aware of it.