Even before All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s (AIADMK) Edappadi Palaniswami could complete 2 days in ‘peace’ as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, a fresh setback was launched by the leader of their rival party, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MK Stalin stating that DMK will not be participating in the floor test which will be taking place on Saturday, 18th February at around 11AM.

While addressing media Stalin said, “People from all walks of life have been badly affected due to political crisis in Tamil Nadu. If he (TN CM) seeks vote of confidence tomorrow, we will oppose him in the assembly. Our 89 MLAs will vote against him”.

The daughter of former Tamil Nadu CM M Karunanidhi, Muthuvel Karunanidhi Kanimozhi, also stated that DMK is against the appointment of Palaniswami as the state’s CM. She said, “DMK has made it very clear that we’ll not be for it. We’ll not be participating”.

Joining the echo of the DMK was the TNCC chief, Subburaman Thirunavukkarasar who said, “Congress to decide on voting tomorrow after advice from party high command.”

Edappadi K Palaniswami was sworn-in as the new Tamil Nadu CM on 16 Feb. However, he was given next 15 days by the Governor to prove his majority in the floor of the House.