AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran was on Sunday grilled by the Delhi police for 11 hours over his alleged attempt to bribe an Election Commission official for retaining the ‘two leaves’ party symbol. Dinakaran was quizzed for the second consecutive day at the Crime Branch Inter State Cell office in Chanakyapuri. Earlier on Saturday Dinakaran was quizzed close to 7 hours. Dinakaran, the nephew of jailed AIADMK chief Sasikala leader had come under scanner after the arrest of alleged middleman Sukesh Chandrasekar. Dinakaran, however, has maintained that he does not know Sukesh and has never met him.
In Tamil Nadu, AIADMKs two factions one led by Chief Minister E Palaniswamy invites the panel led by fomer CM O Pannerselvam to discuss the merger issue. Two leaders batting for unity of the party decided to hold merger talks last week. Prior to which the ruling faction had decided to oust jailed leader Sasikala and her family from party affairs.