The DMDK has expelled 7 district secretaries and 3 MLAs including chief whip V.C. Chandrakumar

Rebellion quashed Vijayakanth expels 10 leaders including longtime loyalist Chandrakumar
news TN 2016 Tuesday, April 05, 2016 - 19:29

Vijayakanth has no time to deal with rebellions it seems. Barely an hour after rebel DMDK leaders lead by the party's Erode strongman Chandrakumar held a press meet in Chennai denouncing the DMDK's alliance with PWF, the party has sacked them. 

The DMDK has expelled 7 district secretaries and 3 MLAs including  V.C. Chandrakumar, C.H. Sekar and S.R. Parthipan after they expressed their disappointment with their leader’s decision to join the People’s Welfare Alliance at a press conference.

The party’s whip in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, V.C. Chandrakumar and others had displayed before reporters “a letter to Vijayakanth” dated March 24, 2016, questioning his logic behind aligning with the PWF.

“The decision was not taken in line with the aspirations of party functionaries, workers and people whose sole motive is to throw out the Jayalalithaa government, and this is possible only by aligning with the DMK,” Mr. Chandrakumar said.

“The decision to align with the PWF is against the wishes of 95 per cent of party workers and functionaries who favour a tie-up with DMK,” he said.

Chandrakumar, representing Erode (East) in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, said they were never given an audience by  Vijayakanth to discuss the matter after he firmed up the alliance with the PWF on March 23, 2016.

With inputs from PTI

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