Not contemplating a return to AIADMK: Thanga Tamilselvan
The stage looks set for the removal of AMMK propaganda secretary and former Andipatti legislator Thanga Tamilselvan from the party, with its leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran hinting publicly that disciplinary action would be taken against him.
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Mr. Dhinakaran said he had cautioned his colleague against making “inappropriate statements” while interacting with the media. “On June 20, when I met him, I warned him that if he persisted with his conduct, I would have to remove him from the posts [propaganda secretary and Theni district secretary] being held by him,” he said. Besides, the former legislator had been making statements “unilaterally for quite some time”, he added.
As he had known Mr. Tamilselvan for 20 years, he “gave him a long rope”, the AMMK founder said. When asked if he would only relieve Mr. Tamilselvan of his party posts or expel him from the party, Mr. Dhinakaran said, “He would understand if he is removed from the party posts.”