Both factions of the AIADMK are likely to support the BJP to elect the next President of India. The support of the AIADMK is very crucial for the BJP which is looking to elect its candidate as the next President of India in July. The term of Pranab Mukherjee comes to an end in July following which the Presidential elections will be held.
The special branch of the Delhi police was in Chennai on Thursday to gather more evidence against Sasikala Natarajan’s nephew, T T V Dinakaran in connection with the Election Commission bribery case. However the Delhi police has a long way to go before it can gather evidence to directly link Dinakaran with Sukesh Chandrashekhar the conman who assured that he could get the two leaves symbol of the AIADMK by bribing EC officials to the tune of Rs 50 crore.
In a much-expected move, the Delhi police arrested T T V Dinakaran in the Election Commission bribery case. While his admission of meeting with conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar was one of the main grounds for the arrest, a hawala transaction which he allegedly made was the turning point. The case of the Delhi police is that Dinakaran had through Sukesh tried to bribe EC officials to bag the AIADMK’s two leaves symbol.
The probe into the EC bribery case in which T T V Dinakaran is an accused is widening. B Kumar, Jayalalithaa’s advocate has reached the office of the Delhi Crime Branch at Chanakyapuri and is being questioned. Delhi police sources were however mum on the exact role that Kumar had played.
After three days of questioning, Sasikala Natarajan’s nephew T T V Dinakaran has finally confessed to having met Sukesh Chandrashekar. The Delhi police is questioning Dinakaran in connection with the Election Commission bribery case in which he was alleged to have offered Rs 50 crore for the AIADMK’s two leaves symbol.
“I am a high court judge and I have good influence with Election Commission of India officials. I can get you the AIADMK’s two leaves symbol, if you cough up Rs 50 crore,” This was what Sukesh Chandrashekar, ace conman had to tell Sasikala’s nephew T T V Dinakaran.
As the merger talks continue and Sasikala Natarajan and family continue to be sidelined, the rumour mills in Tamil Nadu are abuzz with talk that the Bharatiya Janata Party is stirring this activity. Some within the AIADMK have blamed the BJP for the split and then the ouster of Sasikala and T T V Dinakaran from the party.
It was a big bust and they needed his custody urgently. However in order to seek the custody of Sukesh Chandrasekhar, the man who promised T T V Dinakaran the AIADMK’s two leaves symbol, the Delhi Crime Branch needed a judge. Sukesh was arrested with Rs 1.3 crore from a hotel in South Delhi and it is alleged that this was the money that was given to him to bribe Election Commission of India officials.
It appears as though the curtains will be drawn on the political career of T T V Dinakaran, the nephew of Sasikala Natarajan. Facing arrest in a bribery case, Dinakaran is likely to resign after meeting with Sasikala at the Bengaluru central prison where she is lodged after being convicted in the disproportionate assets case.
Following the report submitted by the IT department in connection with the raids that it conducted in Tamil Nadu, 12 AIADMK (Amma) ministers and MLAs are likely to come under the scanner. The ruling party’s ministers and MLAs in Tamil Nadu are being watched by the IT department after last week’s raids, sources informed OneIndia.