The Election Commission on Friday refused to accept TTV Dinakaran's response on Sasikala Natarajan's appointment as AIADMK's interim general secretary. The EC held that TTV Dinakaran is not an office bearer and thus his response on behalf of Sasikala Natarajan cannot be accepted.
TTV Dinakaran along with AIADMK MLAs had on February 28 filed a response to the Election Commission's notice to Sasikala on her appointment as the party's general secretary. The notice was addressed to Sasikala lodged in a Bengaluru central jail but AIADMK advocates led by TTV Dinakaran had filed a response.
The Election Commission has rejected the response since TTV Dinakaran submitted it as an office bearer of the party, a post that is not valid according to the records with the election commission.
TTV Dinakaran was appointed as the party's deputy general Secretary, a post that was specially created for him on February 14 when Sasikala Natarajan was convicted by the Supreme Court in the disproportionate assets case. The post was non-existent till then.