Chennai: With TTV Dhinakaran threatening to destabilise the AIADMK Government with his 21 loyalist MLAs, the majority camp led by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami is meeting on Monday to fix a date for convening of General Council meeting at which VK Sasikala is to be ousted as general secretary.
Meanwhile, TTV Dhinakaran’s surgical strike ‘hit’ Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Sunday with the embattled AIADMK leader removing the Chief Minister from the post of Salem (suburban) district secretary. Though Dhinakaran justified his action of “removing” people from their post, ministers and senior leaders accused him of taking such decisions only due to his “greed for power.”
His actions came as EPS camp was all set to meet party legislators, ministers and senior leaders to fix the date for the General Council meet to remove Sasikala from the General Secretary post. Removing Sasikala from the post was one of the pre-conditions imposed by Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam for the merger of the two rival factions.
“The meeting is likely to decide the date for the General Council. The General Council meeting will pass a resolution on her (Sasikala’s) ouster from the post,” a senior leader said.