Chennai, April 1 (BPNS)
The Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) leader and former MLA, TTV Dhinakaran who is also the nephew of expelled AIADMK interim general secretary, V.K.Sasikala is to meet the powerful Thevar community leaders for developing AMMK into a formidable political entity in the state.
It is to be noted that the Thevar community have been traditional supporters of the AIADMK and South Tamil Nadu has been a bastion of the AIADMK due to this support extended by the community.
However after the AIADMK has gone into the hands of Edappadi K. Palaniswami(EPS), a Gounder community man, the Thevar community is not satisfied in the senior leaders from the community being kicked out from the party which has always cherished the support of Thevar community for victories.
A Thevar community elder while speaking to BPNS said,” We considered, AIADMK as our own party but now it is not so. The tallest leader from the Thevar community, O. Panneerselvam (OPS) is now out of the party fold. V.K. Sasikala is already out. The party is now in the hands of Edappadi K. Palaniswami, a Gounder. In Tamil Nadu, caste is a reality, and expelling our leaders from the party and making way for other caste members will be strongly opposed.”
Sources in AMMK told BPNS that the discussions TTV Dhinakaran have with the Thevar elders will lead to some political churning and the AMMK stands to gain in the days to come.