Chennai: Ousted party leaders V.K. Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dhinakaran would never be re-inducted into AIADMK, senior AIADMK leader and fisheries minister D. Jayakumar told reporters here on Wednesday.
O. Raja, brother of deputy Chief Minister O. Pannerselvam was sacked and re-admitted into the AIADMK within a week.
When questioned about Raja returning to the party, Jayakumar said, “He was re-admitted into the party only after he had expressed regret for his action.”
He further said Raja was re-inducted in line with the ‘forger and forgive policy’ of the party. “This is not a big issue. Such things had happened during the time of the late AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalithaa also,” he added.
Raja was removed from all posts and the AIADMK’s primary membership for “going against the party’s policies and bringing disrepute to it” on December 19.
When asked if such a yardstick applied for Sasikala and Dhinakaran, Jayakumar replied in negative. “Anyone other than these two, if they express regret, will be taken back,” he said.
The AIADMK has already made it clear that even those siding with Dhinakaran post his fallout with Chief Minister Palanisami last year, were welcome to return to the AIADMK, but the leader was not welcome.
Dhinakaran had floated the Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam post his fall-out. 18 AIADMK MLAs owing allegiance to him were disqualified by Speaker P. Dhanapal last year after they revolted against the Chief Minister.
The Madras high court had upheld the disqualification....