TTV Dhinakaran asked to appear before Delhi police on Saturday

AIADMK deputy general secretary T.T.V. Dhinakaran

"I have no regrets because I don't have any expectations", he told the reporters.

The Deputy General Secretary and nephew of Sasikala said the MLAs' meeting called by him later today should not be seen as a show of strength. "They claim to have removed Sasikala's family but they have to take back the affidavit submitted to the Election Commission calling Sasikala as General Secretary and TTV Dhinakaran as Deputy General Secretary".

The ruling AIADMK (Amma) prepared the ground for a possible truce with the rival AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) with a consultative meeting of Ministers held at the house of Electricity Minister P. Thangamani here, "welcoming" former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam's (OPS) statement he was prepared for a rapprochement "if approached". When asked if Sasikala would quit from the party in case the merger took place, Jayakumar said, "We have no information regarding this".

The former chief minister said this struggle, launched "as per the wishes and aspirations of people and party cadre", will continue.

This comes amid reports of a possibility of a merger between the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu O Panneerselvam faction and Dinakaran led Sasikala faction. In a television interview, Dhinakaran also categorically stated that none of the family members would be accommodated in the party ever.

Casting aside speculations that Panneerselvam has asked for the chief ministerial post as a precondition for the merger, Munusamy said "Neither had we asked for Chief Minister's post nor we asked for the general secretary's post".

In a tweet, Dhinakaran thanked all party functionaries and supporters who had extended their cooperation to him.

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Ministers and AIADMK lawmakers from Sasikala's group - the one that's governing Tamil Nadu - have rebelled after multiple corruption charges against Mr Dinakaran, which they fear are hurting the party.

Police got on Chadrashekhars trail after they received a tip-off from an informer about certain Election Commission officials being approached.

We are ready to hold talks with OPS faction on merger", said R Vaithilingam, senior leader of EPS camp, adding, "Let's all work together to retrieve the Two-Leaf symbol.

This is the second revolt in AIADMK since party supremo Jayalalithaa's death in December last.

Team OPS also demanded a CBI probe into late CM Jayalalithaa's death.

Both factions claim to be the "real AIADMK" and have staked claim to the party's Two-Leaf symbol, now suspended by the Election Commission while it studies their claims.

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