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Panneerselvam removes Sasikala from AIADMK


The O Panneerselvam camp, in a retaliatory move today, removed AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala and her two relatives from the party for “going against its principles and ideals”.

In a statement, E Madusudanan, who was earlier removed as Presidium Chairman by Sasikala, said she had violated her promise to the late Jayalalithaa that she will not enter politics and that she had no inclination to be a part of the party or government.

He asked members not to have any association with Sasikala.

The development came a day after Sasikala’s loyalist Edappadi K Palaniswami was sworn in as chief minister of Tamil Nadu.

Palaniswami will seek a trust vote in the state Assembly tomorrow.

Sasikala, serving a jail term in connection with the 660 million rupee disproportionate assets case in Bangalore, had also removed former Chief Minister Panneerselvam from the party’s primary membership in the wake of his revolt against her.