Chennai: Coimbatore Lok Sabha MP A.P. Nagarajan and more than 150 office bearers in the district and in Kancheepuram were on Tuesday expelled from AIADMK by its coordinator O Panneerselvam and joint coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami.
In a joint statement, Panneerselvam and Palaniswami said Nagarajan is being relieved as the presidium chairman of the AIADMK's Coimbatore urban district unit for indulging in “anti-party activities”.
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.
Palaniswami and Panneerselvam, who merged the factions led by them in August 2017, had last month warned of action against those who go against the party line, following its loss in the December 21 RK Nagar Assembly by-poll, won by sidelined party leader TTV Dhinakaran.
They had earlier expelled a number of functionaries while stripping some of the key aides of Dhinakaran of party posts. The members were being expelled from AIADMK as they went against party principles and “brought disrepute” to it, Panneerselvam and Palaniswami said in the statement....