Remove Amma betrayers Sasikala, Dinakaran from AIADMK: O Panneerselvam steps up attack

Talking to reporters in Chennai, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam made it clear that he would settle for nothing less than removal of both Sasikala and TTV Dinakaran from the party if AIADMK's factions have to unite.

Amid talks of merger between the two warring factions of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's (AIADMK), former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has made it clear that he would settle for nothing less than ouster of VK Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dinakaran from the party.

Speaking to reporters in Chennai, Panneerselvam played that 'Amma' card and said it was important that members of the Mannargudi family be evicted if the AIADMK has to survive.

"We have to follow the path which Amma (Jayalalithaa) laid out for us. The way Sasikala brought back Dinakaran into the party and her own elevation as AIADMK general secretary...everything was unconstitutional," Panneerselvam, who revolted against Sasikala in February after stepping down from the CM's chair, said.

"That family (Mannargudi family) was not supposed to be in the party. Amma never wanted them in the party, they have betrayed her. Betrayers will have to go," Panneerselvam added.