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Edappadi, OPS rush to grab Tamil Nadu’s top job

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Published : Feb 15, 2017, 4:50 am IST
Updated : Feb 15, 2017, 6:43 am IST

An emotional Ms Sasikala addressed supporters and said she was sure her party would get the invite to form the government.

AIADMK leader Edappadi Palanisami calls on Tamil Nadu governor Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Tuesday to stake claim for the formation of government. (Photo: PTI)
 AIADMK leader Edappadi Palanisami calls on Tamil Nadu governor Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Tuesday to stake claim for the formation of government. (Photo: PTI)

Chennai: Tamil Nadu’s acting CM O. Panneerselvam and AIADMK’s new legislature party leader Edappadi K. Palanisami met governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao on Tuesday to stake claim for the state’s top job. 

While the governor is keeping his cards close to his chest, the mood in both camps was completely opposite.

After the SC verdict, Mr Panneerselvam’s supporters broke into celebrations, bursting crackers and distributing sweets, while Ms Sasikala’s supporters looked dejected and quietly went home. 

Former CM J. Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa Jayakumar accompanied Mr Panneerselvam and hundreds of supporters on a march to Jayalalithaa’s memorial in Chennai late night. He said he was confident that “truth will prevail.”  An emotional Ms Sasikala addressed supporters and said she was sure her party would get the invite to form the government.

OPS
 

The OPS camp rejected Mr Palanisami’s election and met Mr Rao to demand Mr Panneerselvam be allowed to prove his majority on fthe floor of the House since “it is the only place where the MLAs can act according to their conscience”. 

Before the OPS camp met and put forth its views, Mr Palanisami and his colleagues rushed to Raj Bhavan and submitted a letter of his election as the leader of the AIADMK legislature party. OPS appealed to the MLAs to forget the “temporary bitterness.”

Tags: panneerselvam, vidyasagar rao, edappadi k. palanisami
Location: India, Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Madras)