Following a late-night meeting between senior minister of the Tamil Nadu cabinet on Monday, speculation is rife that the two warring factions of the AIADMK could be headed towards a peace deal, with a merger on the cards.
On Monday night, almost 20 Ministers met at Minister Thangamani's house. TNM has learnt that this was a group of Ministers who are flustered by the I-T raids and FIR against TTV Dhinakaran. Most of them believe that the party should have an amicable relationship with the Centre, and want the two factions of the AIADMK - led by OPS on one side and Sasikala's family on the other - to merge. Of this, many Ministers want TTV Dhinakaran to resign and be a back-seat driver of the party.
Meanwhile, there are also reports that a team of Delhi police officers could arrive at Chennai to either arrest or question TTV Dhinakaran in the ECI bribery case. Will he be put behind bars?
Will the AIADMK factions join hands and relegate Sasikala family to the corner?
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