Amid talks about coming together of rival AIADMK factions led by TTV Dhinakaran and O Panneerselvam (OPS), AIADMK ministers have welcomed the rebel and former chief minister’s statement indicating his wish for merger.
The development came after the Delhi Police booked AIADMK (Amma) leader TTV Dhinakaran for allegedly trying to bribe an Election Commission official in a failed bid to obtain the coveted “two-leaves” party symbol for his faction.
“We welcome Panneerselvam’s statement favouring merger of two factions. After the consulting along with chief minister at the secretariat, we had a discussion on unitedly getting back party’s two leaves symbol,” said senior minister SP Velumani
Velumani also said that they will function as per the wish of the party cadres. “Those who went out also part of our family. We will come together and work unitedly,” he added.