Anna Dravidar Kazhagam general secretary V K Divakaran has reiterated that the ‘disintegrated’ AIADMK can be united only with the isolation of T T V Dhinakaran. “If Dhinakaran is kept out, there is a possibility of the split AIADMK coming together.
The reunification process will commence only after his isolation,” Divakaran told reporters on the sidelines of his meeting with district secretaries to discuss strengthening of the party to face the local body elections.
He also blamed Dhinakaran for not capitalizing on the strength of 133 MLAs, a cabinet berth and the post of deputy general secretary that Sasikala had handed over to him when she went to jail. “His autocratic approach cost the party dearly,” he said while denying T T V Dhinakaran’s charge that he (Divakaran) was being used by chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami to create confusion in Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK).
Divakaran, the estranged brother of V K Sasikala who is jailed in the disproportionate wealth case, expressed his willingness to rescue his elder sister. “I have the responsibility of saving my respectable sister but they should allow us to do that,” he said.
On his earlier comment that he would sever the head of anyone who comes from outside to defeat his sister, he said, “Since the enemy is from within the family, I have nothing to do.”
He accused the AIADMK of compromising the welfare of the people to implement whatever schemes are introduced by the
BJP-led central government. He also disapproved of the Palaniswami government’s governance saying it is beyond comparisonwith that of the Jayalalithaa regime.