With the political tug of war continues between Sasikala and O Pannerselvam camps over who should be the next chief minister of Tamil Nadu, the later has expressed confidence saying he was hopeful that truth will win and all leaders who care about the people of the state willl join him.
Earlier in a major boost for him, state minister K Pandiarajan and two Lok Sabha MPs P R Sundaram
and K Ashok Kumar also joined his camp.
Soon after joining the camp, he praised O Pannerselvam and said that he was the man who had captured the heart of the masses. Pandiarajan also expressed confidence that Jayalalithaa’s legacy would continue to rest on his shoulders.
Stressing that this is the voice of the collective that Panneerselvam should continue as state chief minister, he further said that writing is in the wall and all MPs and MLAs will soon see it. The minister also expressed confidence that the governor will soon take a decision in an impartial manner.
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While pointing out that if a non-member of the Assembly were to be sworn in the CM, the person should be first elected to the House within six months, he said that the governor might be evaluating this aspect. He expressed confidence that the caretaker government would transform into a permanent regime. Hours before he joined hands with Panneerselvam, Pandiarajan had said he would listen to the voice of his voters.
Sasikala had earlier in the day wrote a letter to the governor and sought time to prove majority.
(With inputs from PTI)