AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran on Wednesday relieved more top functionaries, including Chief Minister K Palaniswami from their respective party posts.
The move is seen as an apparent quid pro quo for sacking jailed leader V K Sasikala and himself.
Sasikala was sacked as interim chief at the meeting of the executive committee and general council, the party’s top decision making bodies, yesterday.
Also, all appointments made by her, were rescinded.
Against this backdrop, Chief Minister K Palaniswami, who is the Headquarters Secretary, was removed from his post.
In his place, former Minister and sitting MLA P Palaniappan was named.
Palaniswami was removed from his another post of Salem Suburban District Secretary last month.
At that time, there was no mention whether Palaniswami continued to hold his key post of headuqarters secretary.
Dhinakaran removed Forest Minsiter Dindigul C Srinivasan from his post as party treasurer.
Sitting MLA (Thanjavur) M Rengasamy replaces Srinivasan as party treasurer.
Tamil Nadu government’s Special Representative in Delhi, N Thalavai Sundaram and chairman of Tamil Nadu Wakf Board A Tamilmahan Hussain were removed their respective party posts.
While Sundaram is the party’s organising secretary and also a former State Minister and an ex-Rajya Sabha MP, Hussain is the Secretary of Anaithulaga MGR Mandram, a party wing.
The move comes after the removal of many party functionaries from their respective posts as they had sided with Chief Minister Palaniswami and Panneerselvam camp.