The sudden and unfortunate death of J. Jayalalitha has created a sort of jackpot moment for Sasikala and her family members. Apart from Sasikala, the Mannargudi mafia (the family of Sasikala) were away from AIADMK politics because of the punishment that Jayalalitha had given to them. She had severed all relations with this family of corrupt. Now, when Sasikala has become the AIADMK secretary and may soon going to be crowned as the Chief Minister, these family members have started to flex muscles in their areas of influence.
Fortunately, one of them has now been punished for benami property and FEMA violations. He is TTV Dinakaran (or, Dhinakaran).
Profile of TTV Dinakaran
TTV Dinakaran is the son of Vanithamani, the sister of Sasikala. When Sasikala befriended late Amma, all of three sons of Vanithamani started to get lime light. They are known as TTV brothers – Dinakaran, Bhaskaran and Sudhakaran. It should be noted that Sudhakaran was the foster son of Jayalalitha whose marriage had created a national uproar against corruption and nepotism. Sudhakaran was soon to be disowned by Jayalalitha. However, that doesn’t mean the power and influence of these brothers got reduced. Dinakaran remained close to Jayalalitha and was even sent to the Rajya Sabha.
The Madras High Court has confirmed the whopping penalty imposed on TTV Dinakaran by ED. He will be required to pay Rs. 25 Crores in coming weeks.
Wife of TTV Dinakaran
TTV Dinakaran is married to D. Anuradha. He has used the name of his wife to open and run many ghost companies through which he used to have his corrupt practices. Hopefully, the people of Tamil Nadu will not forgive Dinakaran or any member of Mannargudi mafia.