Stalin, Dhivakaran 'chance meet' at Thanjavur

By NT Bureau Published on Jul 02, 2018 01:32 PM IST

Chennai: DMK working president M K Stalin today had a 'chance meeting' with V K Dhivakaran, brother of V K Sasikala, the jailed aide of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

At the meeting happened on the sidelines of a marriage function here, both exchanged pleasantries and were talking to each other for a few minutes, sources said.

Last month, the estranged brother of deposed AIADMK leader Sasikala launched his political party, the second such outfit from the extended family.

Earlier, Sasikala's nephew T T V Dhinakaran, legislator from RK Nagar in Chennai, had floated his Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) after being sidelined from the ruling AIADMK.

Dhivakaran floated his 'Anna Dravidar Kazhagam', named after Dravidian veteran C N Annadurai, fondly addressed as 'Anna,' which means elder brother in Tamil.

Dhivakaran, who has fallen out of favour with Sasikala following his public spat with their nephew Dhinakaran, also introduced his party flag with red and black stripes, with an added green star in the centre.