AIADMK may remove VK Sasikala from Top post

TIL Desk/National/Chennai/ Decks have been cleared for the AIADMK to hold its General Council meeting on Tuesday where the party is expected to remove VK Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dinakaran. It may, however, end up becoming a token gesture as any decision taken at the meeting will be subject to the Madras High Court’s final order of an appeal against the meeting on October 23.

Agreeing with the judge, a two-judge bench of the High Court allowed the meeting but made it clear that any decision taken at the meeting will be subject to the final outcome in the appeal and posted the matter to October 23.

In his petition, Vetrivel had contended that the General Council meeting could not be convened in the absence of “interim” general secretary Sasikala who is lodged in a Bengaluru jail in a corruption case.  Dinakaran, who maintains he is the deputy general secretary of the AIADMK, had warned of legal action against those who participate in the meeting.

The High Court had on Monday night upheld the order of a single judge dismissing a plea by Sasikala loyalist and MLA Vetrivel to stay the meeting convened by Chief Minister K Palaniswami-led faction. The judge in his order had also imposed a cost of Rs 1 lakh on Vetrivel for “wasting” the time of the court and advised him to stay at home if he didn’t wish to attend the meeting.

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