Amid political crisis in Tamil Nadu, senior BJP leader and Member of the Parliament, Subramanian Swamy met governor Vidyasagar Rao today. On Thursday, he had said that the governor should invite the AIADMK chief Sasikala to form the government.
The state is almost under stalemate since O Pannnerselvam revelation to the media that he was forced to step down as the chief minister of the state.
Soon after, both he and AIADMK chief Sasiskala met the governor separately. Sasikala have staked her claim to form the government in the state, stating that most of the party MLAs are with her. Earlier in the day, Sasikala wrote a letter to the governor seeking appointment to prove majority. In her letter she also wanted to know the reason behind delay in government formation. She also met her party MLAs today, with reports from India Today claimed that she might change the chief ministerial face.
Meanwhile, the day seemed to be encouraging for O Pannerselvam as several AIADMK leaders joined his camp and put their weight behind him to express their confidence for the acting chief minister of the state.
Earlier in the day, senior party leader and Member of the Parliament V Sathyabama was latest to express his support for the acting chief minister of the state. Before him senior leader C Ponnaiyan and Tamil Nadu’s Education Minister K Pandiarajan, party MPs from Namakkal and Krishnagiri, P R Sundaram and K Ashok Kumar also joined the Pannerselvam camp today.
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While addressing the media Ponnaiyan said Panneerselvam is the only person who can lead the party. “O. Panneerselvam is the only person who can lead the party, no one else can including Sasikala Natarajan. In present situation, person who has been with the party for so many years & assumed duty of CM for two times is only OPS,” he added.