Recalling the first day of Jayalalithaa in May, another senior government official said the only difference is that Palaniswami agreed to meet the media.
The vote was taken after two adjournments due to the pandemonium and allegations of attacks. Speaker P Dhanapal and Leader of Opposition M K Stalin said their shirts were torn during the fracas.
In a state that has seen derailment of administrative hierarchies and governance for several months, Palaniswami’s primary challenge, say bureaucrats, may be to get the right officers to assist him
Palaniswami says he has numbers to win trust vote; OPS has only hope as one MLA crosses over
A day after the Palanisami government was sworn-in, the political scene in Chennai today was relatively calm after almost 10 frenetic days.
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.
Last six years of Dinakaran’s life, after he was expelled from the party in 2011, have been relatively undocumented.
With no word from Raj Bhavan on what the Governor intends to do charges flew thick and fast between the warring AIADMK factions.
Dinakaran, the leader said, had stayed in Panneerselvam’s house when he had contested from Periyukulam Lok Sabha constituency in 1999.
Police sources said Sasikala had not moved out of the resort until evening although she has been ordered to surrender before the Bengaluru trial court that convicted her.
Sasikala DA case conviction: The day didn’t exactly progress the way caretaker Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and his supporters had imagined.
The move may also bring new challenge, as the Thevar group that had controlled AIADMK till date looks set to split further.
A powerful leader in his constituency, the political career of Edappadi Palanisamy has seen his image changing spontaneously for good or bad.
“Justice will prevail,” was the first reaction of Sasikala after the verdict.
On her way to the Golden Bay Resorts in Kuvathur, where her party MLAs have been camping for the last four days, Sasikala spoke to a few reporters, including The Indian Express.
Sasikala said that everyone, including Panneerselvam, had asked her to take over as Chief Minister on the night J Jayalalithaa died.
Amid continued uncertainty over Sasikala’s swearing-in as the next CM, Governor C Vidyasagar Rao met Rajya Sabha MP V Maitreyan from the OPS camp.
Sasikala sent another letter to Raj Bhavan, seeking an appointment for her and her MLAs so that she could parade them before the Governor in a show of strength.
The Raj Bhavan clarification by the Principal Secretary to Governor came after the draft of a purported report by Rao was out on social media and flashed by some TV channels.
The two AIADMK MLAs, who spoke with The Indian Express on conditions of anonymity, said they have no idea how long they have to stay at the guesthouse.
Uncertainty continued because the Governor did not say what he intends to do — there were indications though that he would send a report to Delhi and could even seek legal opinion.
According to sources privy to the meeting, Panneerselvam complained that it was the indifference of Chennai City Commissioner S George that allegedly helped the Sasikala camp shift MLAs to the resort.
As Amma had told us, I request all party MLAs to consider the spirit and wish of people in their respective constituencies.
Will probe Jaya death, I have people’s backing, claims Panneerselvam.
Panneerselvam camp was confident of backing from a majority of AIADMK’s 134 MLAs while Members of V K Sasikala camp were silent, as they scrambled to rescue the party from an imminent split.
Panneerselvam said he was not informed in advance about the legislature party meeting held on Sunday and the decision to elect Sasikala as the leader was communicated to him at the last moment.
Recalling the day when Jayalalithaa died, Pandian alleged that he saw no remorse among Sasikala’s family.
The doctors tried dispelling doubts about the suspicious injuries, rumoured amputations, organ transplant. They said that there was neither any organ transplant nor any amputation done on her.
However, SC’s remark on Monday that the final verdict in the disproportionate asset case may be expected this week sent shock waves in the AIADMK camp.
Panneerselvam steps down in change of guard in Chennai.
Further strengthening the reports of Sasikala emerging as the Tamil Nadu CM, AIADMK has called the meeting of its MLAs on February 5.
The nearly week-long crisis, triggered by oil spill resulting from the collision of two ships off the Kamarajar harbour on Saturday, is threatening to become a major ecological disaster.
The DG Shipping team in Chennai — which is short-staffed and ill-equipped — is yet to issue an official statement on the reasons for the oil spill.
The delegation also demanded the state government to immediately start the desalting works on water bodies, for which the government had allocated Rs 3,400 crore.
In the absence of equipment to handle the situation, more than 300 people, including Coast Guard personnel and local fishermen, were engaged in removing the oil slick with buckets from the shorelines on Tuesday.
A key member of the core team of Marina protesters said on Sunday that those thinking that the protesters had gathered for six days for Jallikattu only are clearly mistaken.
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