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AIADMK's Sasikala faction forms committee to conduct talks on merger

ANI  |  Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] 

Rebel All Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader O. Panneerselvam on Tuesday said the Sasikala faction of the party has formed a committee to conduct talks on

This comes after state Minister D. Jayakumar yesterday hinted at the possibility of a between the two groups.

Jayakumar said all 123 lawmakers and party cadres were on the same page and discussed about the possibilities of retaining the 'Two Leaves' symbol, which had been frozen by the Commission.

This development came after the Police booked general secretary TTV Dinakaran on charges of bribing the Commission officials to claim the 'Two Leaves' symbol.

The Crime Branch recovered approximately Rs. 1.3 crore from alleged middleman Sukesh Chandrashekhar.

Dinakaran, who is considered to be a close Sasikala aide, later said that he was ready to legally face any summons from the Police. When asked if Sasikala would quit from the party in case the took place, Jayakumar said, "We have no information regarding this.

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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 09:44 IST