V.K. Divakaran, brother of V.K. Sasikala, the jailed aide of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa launched a new political party on Sunday.
The outfit is named Anna Dravidar Kazhagam, after Dravidian icon Annadurai and a former Chief Minister of Tamilnadu.
V. K. Dhivakaran, who had many differences with his estranged nephew Ttv Dinakaran of Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam launched the political outfit to scotch rumors of his joining the ruling AIADMK.
Dhivakaran, while announcing that he would concentrate on the growth of his new party and would not consider anyone as competitor said “The new party was floated to end rumors of his joining the ruling AIADMK”
While alleging that his estranged nephew TTV. Dinakaran distributed cash for votes in the R.K. Nagar by elections Dhivakaran said that the former’s style of functioning has paved the way for the rift among V.K. Sasikala followers.
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However, TTV Dinakaran who was sidelined from ruling AIADMK and contested and won from RK Nagar constituency as an independent and later launched his own outfit Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam said that he would strike out an alliance with like-minded parties who accept his leadership.
TTV Dinakaran, who is leading his fledgling outfit also claimed that he would win at least 200 assembly segments. Dinakaran also opined that the state elections are around the corner and it would coincide with the Lok Sabha elections next year.
TTV Dinakaran also charged Fisheries minister D. Jayakumar for deflecting the attention of the public with irrelevant statements, sometimes pointed at him.
With the political parting of ways of TTV Dinakaran and V. K. Divakaran, seen as lieutenants of V.K. Sasikala’ who had nursed political ambitions before she was convicted in disproportionate wealth case, the parting of ways of her kin has paved way for new political equations and alignments in her camp.
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