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TTV Dinakaran's Close Aide Calls Him 'coward' As Revolt Erupts Within Party After Lok Sabha Poll Drubbing

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Published:

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  • After the massive poll drubbing in the state of Tamil Nadu for the TTV Dinakaran led AMMK, his close aide Thanga Tamilselvan has come out in open to blame him for the results
  • An audio tape has been doing rounds on the internet.
  • In the audio, Tamilselvan has called his leader a 'coward'

After the massive poll drubbing in the state of Tamil Nadu for the TTV Dinakaran led AMMK, his close aide Thanga Tamilselvan has come out in open to blame him for the results of Lok Sabha election.

An audio tape has been doing rounds on the internet. In the audio, Tamilselvan has called his leader a 'coward'. Sources said that there was a masisve expectation that in the byelections that were held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls, AMMK will win four to five seats, but the party did not manage to win one seat. Sources also said that since the reuslt of the general elections, there has been infighting in the party with the leaders blaming party leadership for the poll debacle. 

READ: Tamil Nadu Assembly Mulls Sending Notice To Three Rebel MLAs Currently With TTV Dinakaran's AMMK, Ahead Of The Last Phase Of By-polls

Meanwhile, the state of Tamil Nadu is facing an acute water shortage. MK Stalin led DMK has held protests in the Jafferkhanpet area against the state government. People are still struggling to get water even as Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami (EPS) on Friday chaired a high-level meeting to find a solution for the problem. The main opposition in the state, DMK has been protesting against the Tamil Nadu government's inaction to solve the water scarcity. 

The state of Tamil Nadu, especially cities like Chennai are facing acute water scarcity for almost two months now. The city is provided from four reservoirs - Poondi, Chembarambakkam, Puzhal and Cholavaram whose capacities have dipped below 1% of the demand hence fail to supply water to Chennai. The city receives its water from its three main desalination plants and other tankers and pipelines.

The Chennai city requires around 850 Million litres of water per day out of which only 525 MLD of water is only been supplied every day to the city through the metro tanker lorries which was agreed by the municipal corporation minister SP Velumani himself during a press conference.

The streets of Chennai has seen people standing with plastic pots everywhere for several hours a day from, people who have booked a tanker lorry and waiting for several days to get it delivered to their doorsteps because of the high demand.

READ: DMK Stages Protests, State Government Performs 'Yajna' As Water Crisis Worsen In Tamil Nadu

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