Will not hurt prospects of Palaniswami govt: OPSJune 07, 2017 21:31
Amid the changing power equations in the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's Amma faction, the rebel Puratchi Thalaivi Amma group on Wednesday said it will not hurt the prospects of the K Palaniswami government in Tamil Nadu.
"The Palaniswami-led government will not face a situation where it will lose (power) because of us," Puratchi Thalaivi Amma leader O Panneerselvam said, in what could come as a relief for the beleaguered chief minister.
Panneerselvam's comments come in the midst of MLAs in the Amma faction flocking towards party deputy general Secretary T T V Dinakaran, who is trying to re-assert his position after being released on bail in a bribery case despite facing a revolt by the Palaniswami camp
A top aide of Dinakaran had claimed that so far 25 MLAs have met him since he came out on bail on June 3 in a case related to alleged attempt to bribe some Election Commission officials to get back the party's 'Two-Leaves' symbol.
The AIADMK (Amma) faction has 122 MLAs in the 234-member assembly.