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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress on Wednesday pooh-poohed the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) over its internal clashes and said this factionalism has been taking a toll on the development of Tamil Nadu.
He, however, demanded action against the people responsible for using money power in run up to the R.K. Nagar by-polls, which forced the Election Commission to cancel the elections.
Reports coming from Chennai suggest that efforts are being made to unite the AIADMK after Sasikala's nephew Dinakaran is marred in controversies: income Tax raid at his home and a bribery case against him filed by the crime branch of the Delhi Police.
Both factions have constituted two committees to mull the merger.
Reports say that key members of both factions have already arrived on a consensus that there will not be any Sasikala family members in both the party and in the government, which means Dinakaran will be shown the door.
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