Chennai: AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala’s nephew TTV Dhinakaran on Sunday removed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami from Salem district secretary post.
The latest development comes after the AIADMK faction led by Dhinakaran on Saturday removed chief government whip S Rajendran from a key party post, two days after the latter sought disqualification of the 19 MLAs owing allegiance to him.
P Muthiayan was appointed in Rajendran’s place.
Earlier, the AIADMK faction led by Palaniswami had declared as null and void the appointment of Dhinakaran as the deputy general secretary.
The Dhinakaran-loyalist MLAs had on August 22 Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao seeking removal of Palaniswami as the chief minister.