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TTV to hold meeting with supporters on launching party

T.T.V. Dhinakaran

T.T.V. Dhinakaran  

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Dissident AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran will hold a consultation with his supporters to decide on launching a political party on Wednesday, coinciding with the 101st birth anniversary of former Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran.

Mr. Dhinakaran, who has claimed that 90% of the AIADMK cadres who are loyal to late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, were on his side, said the party’s ‘Two Leaves’ symbol had gone into the wrong hands.

“We need an organisation to face the next local body elections, Assembly elections or the Parliament elections. With that in mind, consultations are being held with district secretaries,” he told journalists.

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Meanwhile, in Chennai, AIADMK coordinator and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, in a veiled attack on Mr. Dhinakaran, said new parties may not be sustainable.

“Some people, who are not aware as to what will materialise and what will not, are trying to float a new political party. They are trying to wipe out the fame of Amma (Jayalalithaa) and are attempting to remove this government,” he said at a government function.

“Let them start a party, if they do, it will go on, as long as there is money. But their intention to earn the confidence of the people will not happen at all,” Mr. Panneerselvam said.

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