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Coimbatore

AIADMK infight between `brothers’; merger soon, say Ministers

Covai Post Network

Two senior ministers from Tamil Nadu today exuded confidence that both the AIADMK factions would come together and see that the Government will complete its full term.

“What is going on at present is in-fight between brothers and will be settled amicable at the earliest,” Forest Minister Dindigul Srinivasan told mediapersons here.

The process for merger of the two factions had been on for the last seven months and the days were not far for coming together, he said, adding that the present government will complete its full term.

About TTV Dinakaran reportedly calling Chief Minister Edapadi Palanisamy a `420’ (the section of the Indian Penal Code dealing with cheating and dishonesty), Srinivasan said it could be a slip of tongue, as he himself clarified later.

However, the minister said he was not aware Palanisamy calling Dinakaran `420’.On reports of O Paneerselvam becoming Deputy Chief Minister,Srinivasan said it there in a section of the media.

“The facts will be revealed by Palanisamy, as both the party and government were functioning under him,” he said, adding, “His opinion is my opinion.”

In a separate press conference, Cooperation Minister Sellur K Raju, on his way to Udhagamandalam, said he alone could not take a decision regarding participation in the MGR Centenary celebrations convened by Dinakaran in Melur on August 14. A decision would be taken after consulting Palanisamy and other ministers, he added.

The government was ready to rectify the shortcomings pointed out by anybody, be it Dinakaran or other leaders. Nobody could create confusion among AIADMK workers, he said and not a single worker had switched over to any party, including DMK. This was a clear indication of party unity, Raju added.

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