Top leaders of the ruling AIADMK, O Panneerselvam and K Palaniswami continued their disciplinary action against partymen, expelling 40-odd office bearers from Krishnagiri district for bringing disrepute to the organisation. Panneerselvam, AIADMK coordinator, and Palaniswami, co-coordinator, announced the expulsion of 46 persons from the AIADMKs Krishnagiri unit for “acting in contravention to the party’s policies and ideals,” and for “bringing disrepute” to it.
They were being expelled from all their present posts, besides from AIADMKs primary membership, the two leaders said in a statement. They asked AIADMK workers not to have any truck with the expelled members. Palaniswami and Panneerselvam, who merged the factions led by them in August, 2017, had earlier warned of action against those going against the party line, following the AIADMKs loss in the RK Nagar bypoll, which was won by its sidelined leader TTV Dhinakaran. The duo had earlier expelled a number of functionaries, while stripping some of Dhinakarans key aides of party posts.