Theni: The presidential election has suddenly become a bone of contention within the various groups of the AIADMK, with the well-known TTV Dhinakaran loyalist and Andipatti MLA Thanga Tamilselvan declaring that the party's choice of presidential candidate will be made known by its interim general secretary N Sasikala.
Thanga Tamilselvan's remarks on this issue on the sideline of a government function in Theni on Saturday came in the wake of contradictory remarks of Dairy Development minister K T Rajenthra Bhalaji that the AIADMK could support the BJP's nominee in the presidential election, and the Chief Minister, Edappadi K. Palaniswami’s statement that his party would take a decision soon.
Countering the BJP leaders statement that AIADMK MLAs' would support the saffron party's candidate in Presidential election, Tamilselvan said that, “any party be it BJP or Congress, it should approach them respectfully and also by following due procedures asking for our party support.”
He also stated that MLAs would not make any independent decision on whom to back in the Presidential election. “All the MLAs will follow Chinnamma's decision,” he told DC....