Chennai, February 14
As the political crisis in Tamil Nadu is still continuing, caretaker Chief Minister O Panneerselvam’s (OPS) strength is slowly increasing with more MPs, MLAs and party cadre joining his group. The latest developments are giving a setback to VK Sasikala, who is trying to stake claim to form the government. She paraded her MLAs before the media to prove her strength.
Meanwhile, DMK is gearing up to trying to get into power, using the ongoing tussle in AIADMK party. The political scenario in Tamil Nadu became more interesting when BJP MP Subrahmanya Swami announced to file a writ petition in Supreme Court over Governor’s delay, despite his open support to Sasikala.
Sasikala and Panneerselvam groups are busy in mudslinging on each other as there was no word from Raj Bhavan. Panneerselvam alleged that Sasikala has no place in Veda Nilayam while Sasikala geared up to expel MPs who supported the caretaker CM.
Panneerselvam said Sasikala could never become Jayalalithaa while Sasikala alleged that the opponents are propagating false allegations against her only to defame her.
Five MPs – B Senguttavan, J Jaysingh, Marutha Raja, Tyagarajan, Rajendran and Rajya Sabha MP Lakshmanan – extended their support to OPS.
With MPs PR Sundaram, K Ashok Kumar and Sathyabama, who already joined OPS group, the total number of MPs increased to ten.
The five ministers, who disappeared from Sasikala camp, are expected to join hand with OPS. Education Minister Pandyarajan, senior leader Madhusudhan already joined hands with OPS.