Tamil Nadu Assembly trust vote: As the House saw continued pandemonium, a visibly distraught Speaker P Dhanapal rose from his seat and said, “I am hurt and ashamed,” after declaring the result of the vote.
As Edappadi Palaniswami was sworn in as Chief Minister, Panneerselvam’s house came under attack, stoned by men suspected to be supporters of the rival camp.
All the Cabinet Ministers under caretaker chief minister O Panneerselvam, barring education minister K Pandiarajan who switched loyalties, have been retained by Palanisami
Tamil Nadu political crisis: V K Sasikala loyalist Edappadi K Palanisami invited by Governor Vidyasagar Rao to form the government.
AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala began her four-year jail term on Wednesday evening in connection with the disproportionate assets case.
Due to the conviction order, she will not be able to contest any polls six years from the date of her release from prison.
Presently, there are 10 MLAs in the Panneerselvam camp, including himself. In addition, he enjoys the support of 12 MPs, including from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
Palanisamy is likely to meet the governor today and stake claim to form the government.
“Justice will prevail,” was the first reaction of Sasikala after the verdict.
MK Stalin on SC conviction of Sasikala: “This will serve as an example and I hope that politicians are corruption- free in public life.”
Supreme Court upheld the trial court verdict pronouncing Sasikala guilty in the disproportionate assets case.
Sasikala convicted by Supreme Court: The court verdict ended the AIADMK general secretary’s bid to become the the chief minister of the state.
Sasikala convicted: After Palanisamy’s meeting with the Governor, O Panneerselvam camp is going to meet Vidyasagar Rao.
While MGR and Jayalalithaa helped the party flourish, they are responsible for the leadership crisis by not letting a second rung take roots.
With Senguttuvan from Vellore and Jayasingh of Tuticorin switching sides, the caretaker chief minister currently has the support of 10 of the 50 AIADMK MPs.