It has been a week since AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan was convicted and sent to the Bengaluru central prison after being convicted in the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case. The media is going to town with stories on what she wears and what she eats and that she is desperately seeking a transfer to a jail in Tamil Nadu.
A prisoner swap programme is available and if both Karnataka and Tamil Nadu agree for a transfer. However, with a (Tamil Nadu) government in place that is so ‘friendly’ to her, the chances are remote.
Edapaddi Palanisami took over as the 13th chief minister of Tamil Nadu on Thursday. He was administered the oath of office by Governor of Tamil Nadu (and Maharashtra) Vidyasagar Rao.
The Raj Bhavan which was packed with AIADMK supporters chanting long live Amma and long live Chinamma.
The Governor of Tamil Nadu has invited E Palanisamy to form the next government in Tamil Nadu.
He is likely to be sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state on Thursday at 5pm, following which he will have to prove his majority on the floor of the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly.
A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the governor to speed up process relating to the formation of a government in Tamil Nadu.
The petition alleges that there has been a delay on part of the governor in inviting the single largest party to form the government. The court is likely to hear the matter on Tuesday.
Chennai, Feb 11: The Tamil Nadu political crisis is turning into a pot boiler. Sasikala Natrajan held a meeting with the AIADMK MLAs at the resort before the leaving the venue. Earlier as Sasikala made her entry into the Golden Bay resort, several AIADMK MLAs chanted slogans in her favour.
Reports suggest that a new legislature party leader may be appointed. The same would be informed to the Governor. The frontrunners to the post according to sources are K S Sengottaiyan and Edapady Palanisamy. However, Sengottiyan has denied any change in leadership. He told the media at the resort that Sasikala will be the CM.
Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao is expected to consult with the speaker of the legislature assembly about the possibility of conducting a simultaneous floor. The possibility of such a test arises since there are two claimants to the post of chief minister in the state.
Both Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala have claimed that they have the numbers in the Tamil Nadu Legislative assembly. Both leaders also met with Rao on Thursday and staked a claim to form the government.
AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan who spent 30 minutes with Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao on Thursday, staked a claim to form the government. The governor, prior to the meeting had conveyed that there shall be no parading of MLAs at the Raj Bhavan and she can be accompanied only by 10 ministers. All eyes are on the governor today, whose decision would put an end to the ongoing turmoil in Tamil Nadu politics.
The governor has been holding meetings with legal experts to decide on the next course of action. He was handed out a list of supporters backing Sasikala, but has not made any decision. This has even prompted BJP leader Subramanian Swamy to say, “What is he waiting for? She has shown the letter of support.”