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AIADMK factions will unite soon, fulfil Jayalalithaa's dreams: TN ministers

We will work together to fulfil the dreams of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa: TN minister

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami during a meeting with ministers and senior leaders at the party headquarter, in Chennai. Photo: PTI
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami during a meeting with ministers and senior leaders at the party headquarter, in Chennai. Photo: PTI

Two senior ministers on Saturday exuded confidence that factions, one led by Chief Minister K and the other by his predecessor O Panneerselvam, will soon come together and the government would complete its full five-year term.

"What is going on at present is disagreement between brothers, which will be settled amicably at the earliest," Forest Minister Dindigul Srinivasan told reporters here.


Separately, Cooperation Minister Sellur L Raju said that "we will work together to fulfil the dreams of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa".

The process of merger of the two factions is going on for the last seven months and the days were not far for them to coming together, Srinivasan said.

"The present government would complete its full term," he added.

About T T V Dinakaran, nephew of jailed party general secretary V K Sasikala, reportedly calling chief minister E K a '420' (used to refer to people who cheat), Srinivasan said it could have been due to a slip of tongue, as he had clarified later and there was no need to play it up further.

However, the minister said he was not aware of calling Dhinakaran a '420'.

To a question on reports of becoming the deputy chief minister, Srinivasan said it had come out in some sections of the press.

Any fact would be revealed by Palaniswami, as both the party and government are working under him, he said. "His opinion is my opinion."

Meanwhile, in a separate press conference, Cooperation Minister Sellur L Raju, on his way to Udhagamandalam, said he alone could not take a decision on participation in the MGR centenary celebrations convened by in Melur on August 14.

A decision would be taken after consultation with and other ministers, he added.

The government was ready to rectify the shortcomings pointed out by anybody, be it or other leaders and provide good governance, he said.

Stating that nobody can create confusion among workers, Raju said not a single worker has switched over to any party including the DMK so far, which is a clear indication of the unity among the cadres.

"To fulfil the dreams of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, we will work together," he said.

First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 18:45 IST
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