The deep fissure in the AIADMK seems to prolong its existence by day as sources say that VK Sasikala may lead a hunger strike by her legislators at former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s memorial in Chennai on Sunday.

NDTV reported that if the Governor of Chennai does not consent to the formation of Sasikala’s government, the close confidante of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa may sit on hunger strike.

Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, on the other hand, wants to test the water as he is inclined to invite Sasikala to form the government only after Supreme Court passes its verdict in a corruption case. The order, which will be announced next week, will be tantamount for Sasikala for the formation of her government.

Earlier, Sasikala, in a meeting which involved 127 legislators in a private resort near Chennai, said, “The attempt to take time, it appears, is an attempt to create a split in the party. We would protest in a different way tomorrow.”

With AIADMK legislators shifting their camp to that of O Panneerselvam’s, Sasikala appears to be caught in the rough tide with only the bare political minimum at her hand.

First Published | 12 February 2017 10:26 AM
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