Panneerselvam dismisses Dhinakaran claims, denies plot to overthrow EPS

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 06, 2018, 07.35 AM(IST)

O Panneerselvam. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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The AIADMK leader also dismissed TTV claims that at a secret meeting, he plotted Edappadi K. Palaniswami's ouster as Tamil Nadu chief minister. 

Former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK leader O Panneerselvam on Friday lashed out at Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) leader TTV Dhinakaran and said that the latter was practising low-level politics. 

The AIADMK leader also dismissed TTV claims that at a secret meeting, he plotted Edappadi K. Palaniswami's ouster as Tamil Nadu chief minister. 

The statement by Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister comes after AMMK leader TTV Dhinakaran alleged that O Panneerselvam had met him in July last year and wanted to sabotage the Tamil Nadu government led by Chief Minister EPS. 

Panneerselvam clarified that he is not planning to topple the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)-led state government. 

While addressing a presser, he also berated Dhinakaran and accused him of indulging in low-level politics. 

Panneerselvam said, "I am continuing a Dharamyudha to keep out Sasikala family from both the Party and the government. I met him (TTV Dhinakaran) only after our common friend arranged a meeting. I thought he might have changed but he is continuing with low-level politics."