A Delhi Police team served summons to TTV Dinakaran at his Chennai house in connection with the Election Commission bribery case. Dinakaran allegedly tried to bribe poll panel officials to buy AIADMK's two leaves symbol for Rs 50 crore.
Trouble of AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran has increased manifold as the Delhi Police served him summons to join the ongoing probe involving him in the Election Commission bribery case. Dinakaran was booked by the Delhi Police for trying to bribe Election Commission officials through a middleman to buy AIADMK's 'two leaves' symbol.
In the wake of a series of unsettling developments in the AIADMK-Amma camp, the mood is one of reconciliation with several MLAs mooting a patch-up with the group led by O Panneerselvam. In what could be a sign of warming up after a bitter struggle to lay their claim on party and symbol, OPS on Monday expressed confidence that Sasikala faction leaders would approach him for merger talks.
Hours later, Lok Sabha deputy speaker M Thambidurai welcomed Panneerselvam's call. "If he (OPS) comes forward, we will work in unison," he told reporters at the secretariat, after holding a couple of sessions with chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami at the latter's chamber, in an interval of two hours.
The Election Commission on Wednesday froze the AIADMK’s “Two Leaves” symbol, prohibiting its use in the coming R.K. Nagar byelection in Chennai.
The decision came after the EC heard the rival factions of O. Panneerselvam and V.K. Sasikala, who had staked their claim to the symbol. Pending a final resolution of the dispute, the factions have also been barred from using the party’s name in the bypoll.
The week-old political drama in Tamil Nadu got some level of closure with the Supreme Court dashing all hopes of Sasikala's political ambitions through its verdict.
The Supreme Court pronounced its verdict on Tuesday morning sentencing VK Sasikala to prison for the next four years. In a 570-page judgement in the 19-year-old case that also involved J Jayalalithaa, the apex court ordered that Sasikala, 60, a close aide of the late chief minister, surrender forthwith and serve the remaining part of her four-year jail term.
Highways Minister Edapadi K Palanisamy was elected as a new AIADMK party leader and he will meet Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan at 5:30 pm today.
Twelve MLAs, including Mr.Palanisamy will be meeting the Governor and stake claim to form the government.