Charged with bribery by the Delhi crime branch police, TTV Dinakaran is in a huddle with a posse of advocates. The revolt in the Sasikala faction of the AIADMK, the merger talks with Panneerselvam camp and finally the FIR against him have come as back to back setbacks for Dinakaran. TTV who returned to Chennai in the wee hours of Tuesday met advocates at his Adyar residence. The meeting comes on the day a team of Delhi police was scheduled to arrive in Chennai to issue summons to TTV Dinakaran in a bribery case. The visit has been postponed to Wednesday.
TTV Dinakaran who was to meet his aunt Sasikala Natarajan had visited Bengaluru on Monday. His aide maintained that the meeting was put off since he was delayed in reaching the Parappana Agrahara jail. While party members claimed to have no knowledge of his whereabouts, it is learned that he returned to his Chennai residence on Tuesday and got talking to legal experts on the issue at hand. With his arrest becoming imminent, Dinakaran is looking to free himself from the bribery charges even as he is compelled to give in to the pressure being exerted by party members on the merger with O Panneerselvam's camp.
Dinakaran's ouster is the prime demand of the Panneerselvam camp and the merger is likely to happen only if Sasikala and Dinakaran distance themselves from the party. Meanwhile, ministers who were part of the meeting at Tangamani's residence on Monday night met TTV Dinakaran on Tuesday to appraise him of the decisions and discussions that were taken in the meeting.