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Sacked brother of OPS re-admitted into AIADMK

Chennai, Dec 24 (PTI) Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam's brother O Raja, who was sacked for "anti-party" activities last week, was Monday re-inducted into the AIADMK after he expressed regret for his action, the party said. Panneerselvam and Chief Minister K Palaniswami, theparty's Joint Coordinator, announced the re-induction of Raja, the former panchayat body chief hailing from Theni district."O Raja, who was removed from the party, is being allowed to function as member from today onwards after he expressed regret for his action in person and through letter, and requested that he be inducted in the party," they said in astatement.Raja was sacked from all posts and the AIADMK'sprimary membership by the two leaders on December 19 for"going against the party's policies and bringing disrepute toit". The ruling party had then welcomed the action, saying the leadership would not tolerate any indiscipline, irrespective of the person's status. PTI SA VS SRY