Tamil Nadu Governor Vidhya Sagar Rao on Monday, accepted O.Panneerselvam’s resignation from the post of Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu but asked him to continue until further arrangements were made for a new cabinet. Although the governor is yet to invite the AIADMK’s legislature chief for the post, it is quite clear that V K Sasikala will form a new cabinet and take over as the Chief Minister of the state. Earlier, O Pannerselvam had sent his resignation to the governor asking to relieve him and his cabinet for personal reasons. His resignation came just hours after, a meeting of the AIADMK MLAs on Sunday, Sasikala was named the leader of the legislature party, which according to reports, was suggested by CM O Panneerselvam.
V K Sasikala Natarajan is expected to take the oath for the post of the Chief Minister between Tuesday to Thursday. Panneerselvam had been appointed as Chief Minister on the night of December 5 within hours of the death of his predecessor J Jayalalithaa. Meanwhile, the opposition parties such as the DMK have slammed the elevation of Sasikala as she was not voted for by the people of Tamil Nadu.
Meanwhile expelled MP Sasikala Pushpa wrote letters to PM Narendra Modi and TN Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao saying that it would b a condemnable decision to invite Sasikala to be CM owing to her criminal background. OPushpa said that Sasikala remained convicted and all her criminal cases were still pending. It must be noted that Sasikala was a co-accused and convicted by a trial court in a disproportionate assets case along with late CM Jayalalithaa. She also alleged that Sasikala had not worked for the party in any way and did not deserve to be on the chair of the CM.