Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister and coordinator of the ruling AIADMK has got his brother O Raja expelled from the party following differences with him. With Panneerselvam himself taking the lead, joint coordinator and Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisami has readily endorsed the decision.
No reason has been except that Raja had violated discipline and brought disrepute to the party.
The action came on Wednesday, hours after Raja got elected chairman of the Theni district milk producers union which supplies milk to State-owned Aavin.
Raja defied Panneerselvam and contested the election and won. Raja’s grouse is that Panneerselvam is promoting his son.
Immediately after Raja got elected as chairman of the union, several AIADMK Ministers including Minister Sellur Raju greeted him. Now that he has been expelled, the party has said no one should have any contact with him.