Sasikala Natarajan who was recently elected as the Legislative head of AIADMK, has been facing strong protests from several quarters with the opposition claiming that she was not elected by the people of the state. Opposing the move, Congress leader Mallikarjurn Kharge said, “Sasikala Natarajan isn’t primary member of her party. If such people will run government then it isn’t good message for democracy.”
Sasikala, will be the third women Chief Minister of the state.
Meanwhile, opposition seems to be in “shock” over the new development in the state, DMK leader TKS Elangovan asserted, “No party can go against wishes of people. MLAs might have chosen Sasikala, whether people will accept her as CM has to be seen.”
Sasikala Natarajan isn’t primary member of her party. If such ppl will run govt then it isn’t good message for democracy: M Kharge, Congress pic.twitter.com/b44zbNbBF3
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“Can’t interfere, it’s their party’s affair. Future of Tamil Nadu has spoiled since 2011 when AIADMK came to power”, he added.
DMK working President M.K. Stalin also expressed his discontent over Chinnamma becoming Tamil Nadu’s CM. Stalin said, “People of Tamil Nadu did not vote for anyone from Jayalalithaa’s household to become CM”. Sasikala has no experience and the party cannot accept her as the CM.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minster O. Panneerselvam resigned on Sunday, paving way for party General Secretary V.K Sasikala to take charge of the state.
Tamil Nadu has on three occasions in the past witnessed persons not elected to the Assembly being sworn in as Chief Minister — C.N. Annadurai in 1967, V.N. Janaki (MGR’s widow) in 1987 and Jayalalithaa in 2001. Of them Janaki had to quit office within 24 days having lost the confidence of the House. Sasikala’s proposed swearing-in will be the third such event since May 2016 when Jayalalithaa retained power.