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AIADMK to sack 6 office bearers who supported Dhinakaran in by-poll

According to sources, the decision was taken at a meeting chaired by top party office-bearers O Panneerselvam and K Palaniswami

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Sidelined AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran offering floral tributes at the memorial of MG Ramachandran after winning the RK Nagar constituency bypoll, at Marina in Chennai (Photo: PTI)
Sidelined AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran offering floral tributes at the memorial of MG Ramachandran after winning the RK Nagar constituency bypoll, at Marina in Chennai (Photo: PTI)

The ruling in Tamil Nadu on Monday decided to sack six office-bearers supporting sidelined party leader T T V Dhinakaran, a day after he won the RK Nagar bypoll here with a thumping margin of 40,000 votes. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by top party office-bearers and K Palaniswami, sources said. The party decided to remove, among others, key aides and Thangatamilselvan, district secretary in Chennai and Theni respectively, the sources said. Though supporters are divided between and the Palaniswami-led camps, many office-bearers from the rival group hold party posts. In a jolt to the ruling dispensation, defeated its candidate E Madhusudhanan by 40,707 votes in the December 21 RK Nagar bypoll. The votes were counted yesterday.

First Published: Mon, December 25 2017. 15:32 IST
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