Chennai, February 8: Amidst growing revolt against V Sasikala as Chief Minister and post resignation of O Panneerselvam who is still the Chief Minister broke his silence on Tuesday night saying that “after paying homage to J Jayalalithaa at her memorial on Marina beach, he was forced to resign as CM, rather Jayalalithaa had asked him to take over the governance of Tamil Nadu.”But today morning AIADMK leader M Thambidurai dismissed the statement claims of Panneerselvam. After Panneerselvam broke his silence M Thambidurai dismissing the claims he said that “do you believe he was coerced, forced to resign? do we need such a Chief Minister?" On other hand AIADMK leader PH Pandian opened a thread saying that Jayalalithaa was murdered. The revolt wave spurred up when Sasikala was about to sworn in and takes oath as CM. DMK leader M K Stalin urged the governor to ensure a "valid government."
The decision to remove Panneerselvam comes after a top level meeting Sasikala chaired at the Poes Garden residence, in which some sitting ministers and a section of senior functionaries participated. Sasikala said that "O Panneerselvam is being relieved from the post of AIADMK treasurer and Dindigul C Srinivasan is appointed to that post. Party cadres should extend their full cooperation to Srinivasan."
"No one has the right to remove me from the post of treasurer which was given to me by Amma 10 years ago. I have the fulfilment that I have done my job as treasurer fully to the satisfaction of Amma."," O Panneerselvam told the media. "I have nothing and no one to fear as I have done no wrong." Panneerselvam also said "I am a grassroot-level ordinary party worker." Asked if he would launch a new party and if he would call on Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, he said "please wait and see."