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AIADMK spring cleans, expels 150 more office bearers across Tamil Nadu

PTI
Published Jan 30, 2018, 3:34 pm IST
Updated Jan 30, 2018, 3:39 pm IST
AIADMK also expelled 155 office-bearers of the party, including 137 from the party's Kancheepuram West and its sub-units.
Palanisamy and Panneerselvam had in December warned of action against those who go against the party line, following its loss in the December 21 RK Nagar Assembly bypoll. (Photo: File | PTI)
 Palanisamy and Panneerselvam had in December warned of action against those who go against the party line, following its loss in the December 21 RK Nagar Assembly bypoll. (Photo: File | PTI)

Chennai: Continuing with the crackdown on dissidents in the wake of its RK Nagar bypoll defeat, the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday removed its Coimbatore Lok Sabha MP from a key party post, while expelling more than 150 office bearers there and in Kancheepuram district.

AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam and co-coordinator Palanisamy said in a joint statement that AP Nagarajan was being "relieved" as the presidium chairman of the party's Coimbatore urban unit.

 

They also expelled 155 office-bearers of the party, including 137 from the party's Kancheepuram West and its sub-units.

Eighteen of those belonging to Coimbatore Urban were also shown the door.

Read also: AIADMK expels 117 office bearers for going against party principles

Palanisamy and Panneerselvam, who merged the factions led by them in August 2017, had in December warned of action against those who go against the party line, following its loss in the December 21 RK Nagar Assembly bypoll which was won by sidelined party leader TTV Dhinakaran.

 

They had earlier too expelled a number of functionaries, while stripping some of the key aides of Dhinakaran of party posts.

Read also: AIADMK expels over 144 office-bearers

The members were being expelled from AIADMK as they went against party principles and "brought disrepute" to it, Panneerselvam and Palanisamy said in the statement.

They asked their party workers not to have any truck with those expelled.

On Monday, the two leaders had sacked as many as 117 office-bearers of Sivaganga district.

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