Petition Filed In SC To Stall Sasikala’s Swearing As TN CM


New Delhi: A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court to put a hold in the swearing in of VK Sasikala as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.

Earlier on Monday, Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao accepted incumbent Chief Minister O Panneerselvam’s resignation after the AIADMK MLAs chose Sasikala their legislative party leader on Sunday.

The legislators unanimously chose Sasikala, who is not a member of the assembly, for the post. And she lost no time in saying that outgoing Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam himself wanted her to head the government.

In a letter to Panneerselvam, copies of which were given to the media, Rao said: “I hereby accept your resignation and the resignation of your Council of Ministers tendered vide your letter dated February 5.” “I request you and the present Council of Ministers to function until alternate arrangements are made,” Rao said.

Panneerselvam tendered his resignation on Sunday to enable Sasikala, who was elected the legislature party leader of AIADMK, to become the third woman Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.