Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on 14 September rubbished the speculations of sidelined All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) deputy general secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran joining hands with them and added that same interest doesn't mean joining hands together.
Speaking to ANI, DMK leader A. Saravanan said it is a fallacy to say that the party is going to join hands with them.
"The AIADMK is a party which was formed as an opposition to the DMK. They don't have any independent ideology..just because their demand is also the same and our demand is also the same, our intensions are same that doesn't mean that we are going to join/work together. Their interest may be greed, self-interest, or probably going to capture the party but our intention and reason is different," he said.
Saravanan further said that the party wants the present state government to go because they are destroying the state of Tamil Nadu and in these last six months they have done nothing.
"The social and economical aspects are not looked into. .. So, it is a fallacy to say that we are going to join hands with them," he added.
Dinakaran on 13 September said that he would never go with the DMK, amid speculations that his faction would part ways from the merged factions of chief minister E. Palanisamy and his predecessor O. Panneerselvam.
"I have told the governor to ask Palanisamy to prove their majority. To protect our party, I will go to any extent," he said, adding that his faction has 21 MLAs on its side.
Earlier on 12 September, Dinakaran invited the EPS-OPS faction of the AIADMK for a face fresh election, if they believe they have the majority in support.
"Most ministers (Tamil Nadu) are fearing that they will lose elections, that is why they are accusing us of conniving with the DMK," Dinakaran said.
"You (EPS-OPS) claim you have support of party workers, so if you have the guts, let us face fresh elections," he said.
Dinakaran even swore to throw the ruling Tamil Nadu Government out of power.
The AIA DMK, in its general council meeting, passed a resolution, according to which jailed party general secretary V.K. Sasikala stands expelled from the party and the post of the temporary general secretary forfeited.
The resolution further said that the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, E. Palanisamy and his deputy, O. Panneerselvam, shall retrieve the party and its symbol.
Other terms of the resolution state that all announcements by T.T.V. Dinakaran stand cancelled.