The deputy chief minister reported he met Dinakaran in July 2017 but made the decision to be part of the EPS camp soon right after.
File picture of Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.
“When the federal government was below menace, I satisfied TTV [Dinakaran] via a mutual friend’s appeal. I believed TTV was repenting, but he was unchanged. It was only following the assembly that my camp resolved to merge with the EPS (main minister Edapaddi K Palaniswamy) camp.
“I never ever assumed TTV would stoop to this stage. I went in fantastic faith. I’m the deputy main minister. Why would I endeavor to topple the govt? I did not endeavor to satisfy TTV once more. I would not indulge in these types of affordable functions to become the main minister,” Panneerselvam claimed.
He included that he had not attempted to meet up with Dinakaran considering that July or deliver his relations and a messenger to fulfill him.
Forward of the 18 AIADMK MLAs’ disqualification situation verdict, Dinakaran on Friday unveiled that Panneerselvam had sought an appointment with him as a result of a mediator in the previous week of September.
He explained the deputy main minister had also satisfied him in July 2017 forward of the merger of the Palaniswami and Panneerselvam camps.
“In September, O Panneerselvam had sent a information to me by means of a mediator looking for an appointment. The information sent was that he was ready to ditch EPS and sign up for arms with me. OPS also supposed to get me a superior position in the governing administration. I am declaring this now due to the fact OPS is sustaining double specifications. His fascination is to develop into the main minister.”
The improvement comes a working day immediately after OPS, in a consultative meet with celebration functionaries in Madurai district, asserted that he would lengthen his help to Palaniswami to defend the governing administration and extra that he was not after posts.
On August 22, 2017, the EPS and OPS factions merged. The enhancement adopted an announcement by the chief minister about the placing up of a commission to probe J Jayalalithaa’s loss of life.