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Our fight for justice has its first victory: Panneerselvam

ANI  |  Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] 

Declaring that the ouster of TTV Dinakaran and Sasikala Natarajan from the All Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) was their first victory, former chief minister O. Panneerselvam on Wednesday said that talks of the will now begin.

"Both the factions will talk to fulfil the aspirations of lakhs of party workers. This is our faction's first victory that Sasikala and her family have been ousted from the party," he said.

Dinakaran has today refused to step aside from the post, saying he had to discuss it with her aunt Sasikala who had appointed him.

Meanwhile, Dinankaran has called a meeting of MLAs and district secretaries today at party headquarters at 3 p.m. today.

Late night on Monday, several ministers of the state held a meeting to talk about the possible of two factions.

This comes after a section of Sasikala loyalists led by Chief Minister E. K. Palaniswami had revolted against her, resolving to "delink" the party and the from her family, and extending a hand of friendship to the Panneerselvam camp.

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First Published: Wed, April 19 2017. 14:07 IST