And they all want to follow Amma’s legacy

By Suparna Roy

Chennai: After a nine-day long political turmoil in the state, which otherwise is known for political stability, Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao has asked Edappadi Palaniswami to form the government in Tamil Nadu. Palaniswami has been given 15 days to prove his majority in the Tamil Nadu Assembly.


Edappadi Palaniswami will be swearing-in as the Chief Minister today around 4pm at Raj Bhawan. Palaniswami met the Governor today at 12:30pm after the decision was announced. The order came after the governor accepted the letter submitted by Sasikala’s CM select which said that Palaniswami was elected as the leader of the AIADMK Legislature Party in a meeting help on February 14, 2017.

Hours after the announcement, Anti-Palani slogans started to come out. O. Paneerselvam, who had the support of 10 MLAs in this fight for the chief-ministership, in a press conference today afternoon said that he will continue his “dharma yudhh”. Paneerselvam has vowed to bring back Amma’s rule and said that he will not allow a family to rule over the state.


Some sources claimed that senior leaders who supported O. Paneerselvam (OPS) will take legal help to restore Amma’s legacy in the true sense. “People did not vote for family rule rather they wanted Amma’s rule”, added C Ponniyan, OPS loyalist.

From Palaniswami’s camp,T.T.V. Dinakaran, VK Sasikala’s nephew, who was expelled from the party in 2011 by J.Jayalalitha, is set to be a part of the cabinet along with 30 other ministers.



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