1. Tamil Nadu crisis: Now, Tiruvannamalai MP R Vanaroja puts his weight behind O Pannerselvam

Tamil Nadu crisis: Now, Tiruvannamalai MP R Vanaroja puts his weight behind O Pannerselvam

On a day that saw some leaders of AIADMK shifting their loyalties from party chief sasikala to state acting chief minister O Pannerselvam, party MP from Tiruvannamalai Vanaroja was the latest to shift to later's camp late evening today.

By: | Chennai | Published: February 11, 2017 10:35 PM
While addressing the media Ponnaiyan said Panneerselvam is the only person who can lead the party. (PTI) While addressing the media Ponnaiyan said Panneerselvam is the only person who can lead the party. (PTI)

On a day that saw some leaders of AIADMK shifting their loyalties from party chief sasikala to state acting chief minister O Pannerselvam, party MP from Tiruvannamalai Vanaroja was the latest to shift to later’s camp late evening today.

The day also saw several leader leaving the Sasikala camp and putting their weight behind O Pannenerselvam. Another senior leader C Ponnaiyan and Tamil Nadu’s Education Minister K Pandiarajan. also met caretaker Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam at his residence to lend support to him. The day also saw AIADMK MPs from Namakkal and Krishnagiri, P R Sundaram and K Ashok Kumar joining the Pannerselvam camp.

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.

He also said that OPS was handpicked by Jayalalithaa to lead the party. Earlier in the day, K Pandiarajan said that Panneerselvam camp has a lot of support and it will grow in the coming days. “Our number will be more than what it is today. It will land at 135,” he added.

In the meantime, showing the party’s support behind Sasikala, a series of tweets quoting her has said that the wasted time lag looks is semmed to be like it was intended to create a split in the party. It also quoted her as saying that all MLAs are fine and were waiting patiently for a reply by the governor.

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Speaking to the media, party chief Sasikala also said that delaying tactics was an attempt to divide the party. She also threatened that from tomorrow her camp is likely to start a “new kind of protest”.

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    avinash
    Feb 11, 2017 at 5:18 pm
    r vanaroja is female
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      Bv
      Feb 11, 2017 at 5:41 pm
      It's heartening to see the Tamilnadu politics where the centre and the state's opposition is trying to fish in the troubled waters. This is really shame for our nation where the politicians are still following the same old tradition. Immaterial of where they are whether they are in ruling or in opposition..It's a general logic that a party who has the majority rules the nation or state. If they have any administrative issues they solve it with their own majority or approach the centre through its governor for istance because of our federal system.Here the Governor is acting extraordinary and allowing a party to break and encouraging the horse trading for the reason best known to him and his boss.This kind of action by the consutional authority is not healthy to the state which depends on him for the reason as explained earlier.Every political party in this world knows very well, how difficult it is to build and sustain their party to be in a majority when it comes to rule. Let's pray for the people of the state to stay calm and wait for their better days.
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