According to reports, Panneerselvam has not intimated anyone about this move and there is uncertainty over the fact that he gave no notice about his intention to visit the Memorial.
Making startling claims, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu O Panneerselvam on Tuesday said that spirit of Jayalalithaa had asked him to reveal some truth to the people of Tamil Nadu. Panneerselvam, in a dramatic way visited former AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa Memorial and sat down there in silence as if in meditation. After 15-20 minutes of ‘maun vrat’, Panneerselvam stood up and walked slowly off with his security men behind him. He then bid a ‘namaste’ before the memorial and walked off. Panneerselvam then addressed media and made some startling claims. The former Tamil Nadu CM put multiple allegations on Sasikala and openly revolted her leadership.
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Here are the live updates:
12: 25 pm: Pannerselvam removed as the treasurer of the party: Sources; Dindigul Sreenivasan appointed in his place.
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11:59 pm: Sasikala did a political coup,; with full support with Pannerselvam: Deepa Jayakumar.
11.00 pm: Sasikala Natarajan calls for an emergency minister’s meet.
10.40 pm: I am saying these facts in front of you to make things clear in public I will continue to struggle, I will take back my resignation if MLAs want: Panneerselvam
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10.35 pm: I will take back my resignation if party workers and people ask me to: O.Panneerselvam
10.30 pm: I am saying these facts in front of you to make things clear in public I will continue to struggle: TN CM O.Panneerselvam
10.25 pm: Party leaders said I have to take initiiative towards making Sasikala CM that’s how I was forced to tender resignation-TN CM O.Panneerselvam
10.20 pm: At a meeting at Sasikala’s place senior party leaders were present&question of her being CM came.I asked how far was this justified: TN CM
10.18 pm: I was forced to sign the letter endorsing Sasikala Natarajan as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.
10.17 pm: I was forced to quit as chief minister, says Panneerselvam
10.15 pm: Sasikala Natarajan will not be sworn in as Tamil Nadu CM on Wednesday: Sources
10.06 pm: Came here as my conscience was pricking: Panneerselvam
10.05 pm: I have performed my duty without any shortcomings and carried forward path shown by Ammaa: O Panneerselvam
10.00 pm: Panneerselvam says Amma’s spirit has asked him to reveal some truths to people of Tamil Nadu.
9.55 pm: Panneerselvam addresses media.
9.40 pm: Panneerselvam visits AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa’s Memorial and sits down there in silence as if in meditation.