While elction campaign is at its peak level in the district, Bhavani Ammapet block secretary Saravanabava in Erode district, was expelled from the AIADMK 2 days back, creating much surprise to party cadres who felt that it would hit the party’s victory in the segment. In his office, Saravanabava told reporters:
For the last 11 years, I have been working as the Union Secretary of Ammapettai in the Bhavani segment.
Erode Suburban District AIADMK Secretary, Bhavani MLA and Environment Minister Karuppanan is leading the AIADMK to the brink of destruction. He does not give respect to cadres who truly strive for the party’s growth.
It is said that he had been removed from the AIADMK as per his recommendation though he didn’t do anything against the party. But, no reason was given.
“An FIR registered against Environment Minister Karuppanan in 1990 would reveal what he did before,” he said alleging that ‘An incompetent minister, who did not protect environment, taking revenge on party members and did politics by using a particular community.”
”The minister has put his name on the invitations next to Jayalalithaa’s name, instead of using Chief Minister Palanisamy’s.
When he asked about this, the minister stares at him.
The minister claimed that he was giving annadanam daily.
So, he should clarify from where he was getting money for it.
An audio asking for a bribe to fill a job in the environment ministry went viral on social media.”, he said.
”He has removed me due to his inferiority complex.
I will report the problem to the Chief Minister about this” he added.
It may be recalled that in the suburban district unit AIADMK MLAs Perundurai Thoppu ND Venkatachalam, Bavanisagar Krishnan and Anthiyur EMR Raja were denied seats in the present poll.
The minister alone got party ticket in Bhavani out of 4 segments in the unit and deployed 3 new faces as candidates in other segments.
So, Thoppu Venkatachalam was contesting as independent against official AIADMK candidate.