Chennai: Veteran AIADMK legislator Semmalai on Tuesday extended support to O Panneerselvam, giving a boost to the chief minister’s camp.
Semmalai, the MLA from Mettur and a former Minister, arrived at the CM’s Greenways Road residence and extended his support to Panneerselvam, sources in his camp said.
With the arrival of Semmalai, the number of MLAs in the Panneerselvam camp rose to nine, including the Chief Minister.
On February 5, AIADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala was elected as the Legislature Party Leader.
However, two days later, Panneerselvam had raised a banner of revolt against her, alleging he was forced to step down for her.