Chennai, February 7

The prospects of AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala’s immediate swearing-in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister on Tuesday (February 7) appeared remote with Governor C Vidyasagar Rao headed for Mumbai from New Delhi and not to Chennai.

The Governor is reportedly seeking legal advice before administering the oath of office to Sasikala. The AIADMK MLAs did not get his appointment till date.

There was, however, no official word on what the Governor was exactly planning to do after the Supreme Court today indicated it could deliver a judgement soon in a disproportionate assets case against Sasikala.

Meanwhile, arrangements for the swearing-in ceremony of Sasikala at Madras University auditorium are going on.


Meanwhile, Senthil, the founder of an NGO Sath Panchayat Aikyam, filed a petition in Supreme Court seeking to restrain Sasikala from being sworn-in as chief minister as in the event of her having to resign.

Supreme Court is likely to deliver its verdict on Sasikala, who is A2 accused in late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case.

On the other hand, AIADMK MLAs have elected Sasikala as their leader but she failed to get full public support. Netizens are posting comments on social media like ‘We voted for Jayalalithaa …  not for her friend Sasikala’.

A group of netizens drafted a petition online, requesting to stop Sasikala from becoming the CM, and are garnering support for the petition.

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