CHENNAI: A day before the crucial trust vote+ in the Tamil Nadu assembly, AIADMK faction war intensified with party's presidium chairman E Madhusudanan sacking party's interim general secretary V K Sasikala, her nephew and deputy T T V Dinakaran and another relative S Venkatesh from the primary membership.
Madusudhanan asked party cadres not have any connection with Sasikala and two of her relatives.
A week ago, Sasikala had sacked Madhusudhanan as presidium chairman and replaced him with senior party leader K A Sengottaiyan. While dismissing from the primary membership of the party, Sasikala said Madhusudanan had violated the party's principles and brought disrepute to it.
Sasikala has been lodged in the Parpana Agrahara prison+ in Bangalore the Supreme Court upheld the trial court verdict in the disproportionate assets case.
The newly sworn in Edappadi K Palaniswami ministry+ will seek a vote of confidence in the assembly at 11am on Saturday. The Sasikala camp claims the support of 124 MLAs. More than 100 MLAs in Sasikala camp are staying at a resort in Koovathur. They would continue to stay there till Saturday and attend the vote of confidence in the assembly.