Top AIADMK leader backs OPS, says he is the real leader

AIADMK MPs from Namakkal and Krishnagiri, P R Sundaram and K Ashok Kumar on Saturday extended support to Panneerselvam, who has raised a banner of revolt against AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala. You are everything to me.

A broad smile on his face, Panneerselvam said, "Amma's soul has worked on Pandiarajan".

The leader also invoked the leader of the party's founder M G Ramachandran. "Amma is confident that I'll look after AIADMK; Relentless work by Amma has made AIADMK 3rd largest party".

"We have sufficient evidence, which proves that Panneerselvam conspired with the DMK to betray us". Like her, we are also facing trouble. Whoever tries to do that will be defeated. "When they are with me, the sinister intentions of many will not harm me", Sasikala said.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Thursday held a brief meeting with Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao amid the political uncertainty in the state and said that "good things will happen" but did not elaborate.

Urging the governor to act immediately to save the sovereignty of the Constitution, the letter dated February 11 states that it has been seven long days since O Panneerselvam submitted his resignation and his excellency has accepted it.

Sasikala has already submitted documents electing her as the leader of legislature party and staked her claim to form the government.

Sasikala said she was initially reluctant to take the responsibility of the Chief Minister as she was struck with grief following former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's death.

Rao, holding charge of Tamil Nadu in addition to Maharashtra, arrived here from Mumbai late this afternoon and gave appointments to Pannerselvam and Sasikala, who is slated to meet him around 7.30 PM.

  • Leroy Wright