Amid the political turmoil in Tamil Nadu, Governor C Vidyasagar Rao is in a meeting with the acting chief minister O Panneerselvam at Raj Bhavan. He will later in the evening have a detailed discussion with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) General Secretary VK Sasikala. 

The meeting with the governor and VK Sasikala is expected to take place at 7:00PM. Rao will meet the AIADMK chief along with the party legislators.

On Wednesday, Sasikala had alleged that her swearing-in ceremony which was scheduled for today was being deliberately delayed by the Governor.

However, Rao defended his absence from the state and said that he was not only the Governor of Tamil Nadu but also the Governor of Maharashtra.

“I am also the Governor of Maharashtra and I am seeking the Attorney General’s opinion,” Rao had clarified.

Sasikala on Wednesday had accused the acting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam of “betrayal” after he refused to back her plans to head the state government.

Addressing her supporters, Sasikala accused Panneerselvam of committing an “evil act” by covertly joining hands with the DMK to undermine the ruling AIADMK.

“I faced so many betrayals in the 33 years I have lived with Amma,” she said, referring to former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa who died on December 5 last year.

“Amma was my God for 33 years during which there were many ups and downs, many calamities. I have overcome all those and we will overcome this one too… I swear this in the name of Amma.”

Sasikala spoke after O Panneerselvam alleged on Tuesday night revealed that he was forced to resign on Sunday as Chief Minister by VK Sasikala.

First Published | 9 February 2017 11:49 AM
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