- The AIMIM had stated that they have been invited to the DMK’s minority convention in January however the DMK distanced itself.
By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 12:20 AM IST
Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has tied up with TTV Dhinakaran’s Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) for the April 6 meeting elections in Tamil Nadu. The AMMK has allotted the AIMIM three seats – Vaniyambadi, Krishnagiri and Sankarapuram.
An argument broke out in December after the DMK’s minority wing secretary Okay Mastan met Owaisi in Hyderabad. The AIMIM had stated that they have been invited to the DMK’s minority convention in January throughout the assembly however the DMK, which already has two Muslim events in its fold, distanced itself and denied that Owaisi was invited.
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Banking on their efficiency within the Bihar elections final 12 months, Owaisi’s crew in Tamil Nadu had beforehand stated that their occasion had deliberate for a mega-conference in Chennai earlier in January however that didn’t materialise. The AIMIM becoming a member of arms with Dhinakaran got here as an anticipated transfer as there have been murmurs of Owaisi being in communication with actor-politician Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam. The AIMIM has contested beforehand within the 2016 meeting elections from the Vaniyambadi constituency however didn’t win.
Dhinakaran, an unbiased MLA, was elected from RK Nagar constituency in Chennai which fell vacant after late J Jayalalithaa’s demise in 2016. Dhinakaran is the chief ministerial candidate for the AMMK which was floated in 2018 with supporters of his aunt VK Sasikala. The AIADMK in 2017 had expelled Sasikala and Dhinakaran and the latter vowed to kind the federal government and reclaim the AIADMK. However his aunt’s determination to steer clear of politics a number of days in the past has spoiled his plans. A day in the past, a former AIADMK MLA, SG Subramanian, who was among the many 18 disqualified legislators for supporting Dhinakaran, was re-inducted into the AIADMK.
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