Sasikala Meets TN Governor, Stakes Claim To Form Govt


Chennai: AIADMK general secretary Sasikala on Thusday evening met Tamil Nadu governor Vidyasagar Rao and staked claim to form the government in Tamil Nadu, according to the AIADMK’s official Twitter handle.

In the brief meeting with the Governor, she is accompanied by 10 senior AIADMK leaders.

“The party is solidly behind “Chinamma”. MPs and MLAs are behind her,” asserted AIADMK spokesperson K Pandiarajan. Ms Sasikala presented to the Governor support letters from 134 legislators, including O Panneerselvam,

She first headed to Jayalalithaa’s memorial and placed flowers along with the list of AIADMK MLAs supporting her. She sought Amma’s blessings and drove off to Raj Bhavan for a scheduled meet with the Governor. Sasikala’s supporters had gathered at Marina beach ahead of her visit to the memorial.

Earlier on Thursday, O Panneerselvam also met the Governor over the power tussle with Sasikala in suceedding as the Chief Minister of the state. He came out assuring that truth will prevailand good news will soon come. The Governor, sources said, has told O Panneerselvam that he will “consult legal experts.”

The decision is currently pending in the Governor’s hands now.