Interim Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Tuesday finally broke his silence on the ongoing controversy over All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK’s) decision to elevate VK Sasikala to the post of CM.

Earlier, O. Panneerselvam paid homage to J Jayalalithaa at her memorial on Marina beach. He also sat on the beach in a meditation position for almost 30 minutes before making startling revelations.

Addressing the media he said, “At a meeting at Sasikala’s place senior party leaders were present and question of her being CM came. I asked how far was this justified. To which party leaders said I have to take initiiative towards making Sasikala CM that’s how I was forced to tender resignation.”

Panneerselvam added that he had performed his duty as Tamil Nadu CM without any shortcomings.

“I have performed my duty without any shortcomings and carried forward on the path shown by Amma,” he said.

Interim Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam at Jaya Memorial

 

He also went on to say that Amma’s spirit had asked him to reveal the truth and save the state.

“When she was in the hospital I asked her, she (Jayalalithaa) asked me to take over as CM,” he said.

Panneerselvam said that he will continue to struggle and is open to taking back his resignation if party workers and people asked him.

Meanwhile, an emergency cabinet meeting has been called at VK Sasikala’s Poes Garden residence in view of Panneerselvam’s revolt.

First Published | 7 February 2017 10:51 PM
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