Dinakaran says will respond to EC by Monday

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] Mar. 4 (ANI): Following the Election Commission's (EC) rejection of T. T. V. Dinakaran as on office bearer of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), the letter said he will respond to the former by Monday. "By Monday, I will be presenting the authoritisation after the general secretary's acceptance and signature on it. I hope they don't have a problem after that," said Dinakaran. The poll panel has asked General Secretary V. K. Sasikala of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) to either reply herself or authorise someone to do it on her behalf by March 10. In a letter addressed to Sasikala Friday, the EC said it cannot consider Dinakaran's response since he is not an officebearer as per EC's records. Dinakaran had defended Sasikala's elevation on the ground that the general council of the party has the authority to make such an appointment. He claimed that the party's functioning would have come to a halt after J Jayalalithaa's death if Sasikala had not been appointed. (ANI)