10/02/2017 4:24 PM IST | Updated 10/02/2017 4:42 PM IST

AIADMK's Madusudhanan Claims He Expelled Sasikala From Party Before She Expelled Him

Her election is "null and void".

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Indian general secretary of southern Tamil Nadu state's ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) VK Sasikala pays her respects at the memorial for former state chief minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram after being elected party general secretary in Chennai on December 30, 2016.

Hours after E Madusudhanan was removed from his post as presidium chairman and from primary membership of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Friday, the veteran political leader has hit back at party acting general secretary VK Sasikala.

"She cannot expel me as I have already expelled her from the party," Madusudhan told The Times of India.

He claimed that the party's bylaws stated that the cadre of the party would elect the general secretary, and her election was "null and void". He had reportedly even sent a memorandum to the Election Commission to this effect.

Meanwhile a tweet from the party's official handle announced that K. A. Sengottayan has replaced Madusudhanan as Presidium Chairman of the party.

Sasikala has meanwhile "staked claim" to form government, and met Governor Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan yesterday.

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