Caretaker Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Paneerselvam. (PTI)
In a turn of events, O Paneerselvam who resigned from his post of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister is likely to withdraw his resignation in the wake of the current political events in the state. O Paneerselvam on Tuesday made a revelation that he was forced to resign from his post to clear the way for Sasikala, who on Sunday was made the legislative party head of the AIADMK. On Tuesday Paneerselvam paid a surprise visit to the memorial of the late Jayalalithaa alone and meditated for around 40 minutes with his eyes closed. After paying homage he said, “Amma wanted me to be the chief minister.”
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O Panneerselvam raised a banner of revolt against V K Sasikala and said that he will withdraw his resignation, if required. He also said that his ‘strength will come to be known in the state Assembly’, for which he needs one months time. He also said that “election will be held soon to elect the ‘permanent’ general secretary of AIADMK.” He said that he welcomed the idea of working together with Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa Jayakumar who also opposed to Sasikala’s elevation, to reach out to the people by going from street to street.
Panneerselvam was sacked as AIADMK Treasurer by Sasikala on Tuesday following his outburst against her and insisted that she was made General Secretary of the party under ‘extraordinary circumstances’ following Jayalalithaa’s death. The caretaker Tamil Nadu Chief Minister also made it known that he could not meet Jayalalithaa even once during her 75 days of hospitalisation and said he would recommend an inquiry commission under a sitting Supreme Court judge to probe the “doubts” surrounding the health condition and demise of the late leader.
(With agency inputs)