All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam functionary and former Minister S. Muthusamy is likely to join the ruling DMK.
He will shortly make a formal announcement about his decision to quit the AIADMK and join the DMK, reliable sources here said.
Mr. Muthusamy was Transport Minister when Chief Minister and AIADMK founder M.G. Ramachandran was in power. He also held the Health portfolio during the 1991–96 AIADMK regime.
Mr. Muthusamy is one of the senior leaders in Erode district.
He had been sidelined in the AIADMK for the past 15 years.