Dinakaran cautious, claims MLAs meet not show of strength
Beleaguered AIADMK (Amma) faction leader TTV Dinakaran on Wednesday struck a conciliatory note, saying he had no problem with the merger of rival party factions and felt the rebellion against him was due to some "fear".
The Deputy General Secretary of the V K Sasikala faction of the AIADMK also said that he had "stepped aside" last night itself in the interest of the party and made it clear that the MLAs' meet called by him was not a show of strength.
"They might have done this (revolt) due to some fear.
Maybe there was some dissatisfaction against me. But I don't know," he told reporters.
He said he had no regrets over the revolt against him.
"I wonder what the apprehension is about. When they make such sudden announcement there must be some fear," he said. However, none of the actions should affect the party and its government, Dinakaran said, adding he was even "stepping aside" in their interest.
The Deputy General Secretary and nephew of Sasikala said the MLAs' meeting called by him later on Wednesday should not be seen as a show of strength."All MLAs have been asked to come. It is not a show of strength... I am not trying to show any numbers," he said.
He said he had asked the MLAs to be patient and united and give no room for rivals to exploit the situation.
"I myself would have announced it (of keeping away from the party) if they had told me about their decision," he said referring to the last night's decision of senior ministers