Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin
, Edited by Shuchi Shukla
| Tuesday April 18, 2017, Chennai
The rival factions of Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK moved closer to a rapprochement today, with the faction led by VK Sasikala deciding to keep her and her nephew TTV Dinakaran away "from the government and the party". The decision meets the key demand of her political rival O Panneerselvam or OPS, who wanted their removal. Ms Sasikala, who is in prison in Bengaluru, heads the larger team that controls the government. For now, her faction will be steered by a committee. What remains to be worked out is whether E Palaniswamy will continue as the Chief Minister or he will be replaced by Mr Panneerselvam. Mr Dinakaran, who rushed back from Bengaluru, has called a meeting of legislators at the AIADMK headquarters in Chennai later today.