In what seems like a minor blow to Sasikala, an AIADMK MLA who had been lodged at the Golden Bay resort along with other party lawmakers in a bid to keep the flock together escaped from the resort just a night before the Supreme Court was scheduled to announce it’s verdict in the disproportionate asset case against Sasikala.
What was even more startling was that the MLA who has been identified as SS Saravanan escaped the beach resort and landed up at O Panneerselvam’s residence. After reaching his house, he told the media that he had scaled the wall and managed to escape adding that he had to disguise himself to put his plan into action.
Additionally, this came on the day, Sasikala decided to stay back at the resort after having a meeting with the MLAs. AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala addressed a press conference, a day ahead of the Supreme Court verdict in the Dearness Allowance case involving her. She told her MLAs that she was being targetted only because she was a woman. If not acquitted in the disproportionate asset case, Sasikala does not qualify to be the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. She will also be unable to contest elections for the next 6 years.
As the power tussle within the AIADMK party continues to grow, Tamil Nadu politics is in a chaotic state after O Panneerselvam resigned to make way for Jayalalithaa’s long time aide Sasikala. A tug of war is going on between OPS and Sasikala to claim the throne of Tamil Nadu. Hell broke loose after Panneerselvam openly revolted against Sasikala Natarajan after claiming that he was “forced” to resign by her. However, Saiskala refuted all claims by calling him a “liar” and that he had “betrayed” Amma and the party. While both have challenged each other to prove their majority in the assembly, who will finally be the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu is still uncertain.