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Sasikala's estranged brother launches political party

Press Trust of India  |  Mannargudi (TN) 

The estranged brother of deposed K Sasikala, Dhivakaran, today launched his political party here, the second such outfit from the extended family.

Earlier, Sasikala's nephew T T Dhinakaran, from RK Nagar in Chennai, had floated his Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) after being sidelined from the ruling AIADMK by a section of the Ministers.

floated his 'Kazhagam', named after Dravidian veteran C N Annadurai, fondly addressed as 'Anna,' which means elder brother in Tamil.

Dhivakaran, who has fallen out of favour with following his public spat with their nephew Dhinakaran, also introduced his party flag with red and black stripes, with an added green star in the centre.

Incidentally, green is considered a favourite colour of the late J Jayalalithaa, who headed the (AIADMK) at the time of her demise in December 2016.

Later, speaking to reporters, said he would be the ADK's party's

Sasikala, serving a prison term in Bengaluru in connection with the Rs 66.6 crore disproportionate assets case, had last month served a legal notice on Dhivakaran, asking him to desist from taking her name in his public utterances.

She had then charged her sibling with speaking in support of AIADMK leaders, K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam, who have fallen out with her.

She had issued the notice to in the wake of his tussle with coming to the fore.

Dhivakaran, however, dubbed the notice as another instance of 'blackmail politics" by his nephew and said he would henceforth not address as his sister.

He had then said as per the notice she had become his "former sister.

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First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 15:05 IST